Healthy Eating (29)

Wellness Today presented by Capital BlueCross's Lauren Podolsky has partnered with and MODE Magazine to provide Wellness articles specific to the Harrisburg Capital Region. With over 10 years of work experience in the corporate setting, she has recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream of inspiring others through her vision of a healthy balanced life by using her own experiences and journey as proof. Lauren has established herself as a freelance writer, blogger, public speaker, and marketing consultant and has a desire to bring a healthy perspective to the local area. Follow her as she seeks out community health food spots, shares her recipe creations, provides insight into nutrition and fitness strategies and much more.

Protect Your Heart With Food

Written by Friday, February 28, 2014 • 12:00 am

By Amanda Dolan, Registered Dietitian

Ladies and gentleman listen up!!!!! The number one killer in the US is heart disease. We are dying at an alarming rate from a disease that could potentially be prevented simply by what you eat. Don't worry about making drastic changes to your diet. Focus on making small changes that you can use the rest of your life. I created a list below that you can take a look at but don't worry about making all 10 changes. Focus on 3 of the following 10 that you are not doing now but could potentially do to make your heart happy!

Capital BlueCross: Check Your BMI

Written by Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 9:42 am
 By Barbara McKenna, Capital Blue Care Guide
& Registered Nurse

Stop by Capital Blue for your free biometric screening on September 24 & 30th!

Most people have some idea of what BMI or body mass index measures but are a little fuzzy on the specifics. Simply put, BMI indicates whether your weight and body fat are at a healthy level. It's calculated by taking your weight in pounds divided by your height in inches then multiplied by 703. Too much math! (Use our biometric machine at Capital Blue! You will get an accurate BMI number and so much more.)

Capital BlueCross Offers a New Health-Focused Blog

Written by Monday, June 03, 2013 • 2:17 pm

Recently, Capital BlueCross launched a health and wellness blog on its retail store's website,, which will help community members access the store's resources and stay up to date on the latest health and wellness information. By clicking on the Blog tab at the top of the home screen, visitors to the site will be able to read about nutrition, fitness, wellness, healthy food recipes and health-related events at Capital Blue and throughout the community.

5 Easy Tips to Live Well Every Day

Written by Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 12:16 pm

With all of the ongoing diet rules, new weight loss approaches and countless methods to achieve health these days, it's no wonder people are becoming more susceptible to what is proven fact and what is merely a marketing scam.

Coffee Shop Choices Lightened Up

Written by Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • 11:08 am

My first experience with coffee shops dates back to my sophomore year of high school when I landed a job at a new bistro that opened down the road. At this time, the idea of juice bars and cafes were unusual and most people turned to their local gas station to fill up their coffee cup every morning. So when a new age concept opened in our town offering specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, and healthy light fare, it was all the rage.

Capital BlueCross has kicked off a special social media contest today as part of American Heart Month. Read more for details on how to win prizes including heart-healthy cooking classes, gym memberships and sessions with a personal trainer.

Waking to Workout: How To Become a Morning Exerciser

Written by Monday, January 28, 2013 • 10:29 am

I've always been a morning person. I often get asked how I manage to find the motivation to complete my exercise before I really even start my day, just about every day.  Truthfully, I enjoy it and I've developed such a routine around this type of daybreak schedule that it has become habitual.


Tackle Fat for a Nutrition Touchdown!

Written by Monday, January 28, 2013 • 9:21 am

Sunday's big game is just around the corner. And whether you're cheering for the Ravens or pulling for the 49ers, we can all agree that good nutrition can lead to good overall health.

Capital BlueCross Presents: Tips to Stave Off The Flu

Written by Monday, January 14, 2013 • 2:14 pm

While the flu season usually begins in mid fall, it's not too late to take some preventive action. Read more for tips on how Central PA residents can stave off getting sick this flu season.

Today's Agriculture and The 97th PA Farm Show

Written by Friday, January 11, 2013 • 9:19 am

Wellness Editor Lauren Podolsky of takes readers behind the scenes of the PA Farm Show with the farmers of PennAg and Today's Agriculture.

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