Wellness

Building a healthier community for a brighter future.

Hiking Through Fall: A Guide to Kansas City’s Best Trails

By Blue KC | Oct 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

How are you welcoming the fall season? With autumn in full swing, there’s no better time to get outside and immerse yourself in the cool weather, warm colors and fresh air. Before you bundle up for winter, carve out time to take advantage of our Kansas City parks and their abundance of lush hiking trails.…

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How to Tackle the 3 Barriers to Behavioral Health Care

By Blue KC | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of Americans with a mental health condition do not receive treatment. This is true for Blue KC members as well – nearly 20 percent of our members have a behavioral health condition and close to half don’t receive treatment. Treatment and intervention for behavioral health conditions has evolved significantly over the past…

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Six Signs to Identify a Behavioral Health Condition

By Blue KC | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Behavioral health conditions are increasing with each generation and are prevalent at home, in the workplace, at schools and within the community. While these conditions share similar signs and symptoms it can be very difficult to identify them. These conditions present themselves in behaviors and attitudes that may be uncomfortable to address with yourself or a…

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What is Behavioral Health?

By Blue KC | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

When we think of “health,” we tend to focus on the more visible and physical attributes. When one says, “I’m healthy” they’re likely speaking within the context of being free from illness, living an active lifestyle or eating nutritiously. Although these elements are important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s another category of health that…

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3 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes from Chef Kyle

By Blue KC | Aug 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 1 in 3 of us is at risk for diabetes and more than 86 million Americans have prediabetes , most of whom don’t realize they are on the cusp of the disease. Diabetes prevention matters and can ultimately be life-saving. In May 2018, Blue KC introduced the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a lifestyle change…

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Six To-Dos Before Sending Your Child Back to School

By Blue KC | Aug 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer vacation is winding down and it’s almost time for kids to head back to school. The anticipation surrounding the start of a new school year may have you running from store to store, stocking up on an array of school supplies, the latest textbooks and new clothes for your child’s first day – but…

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Blue KC Celebrates National Youth Sports Week

By Blue KC | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Blue KC’s Community Relations and Investment Manager, I have the privilege of working closely with Girls On The Run, WIN For KC, and Sports LAB™ with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to help work toward their respective missions. What’s so great about these missions and why are they important to…

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Why You Should Keep Vaccinations Top-of-Mind During Summer Travel

By Blue KC | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen several mentions of the recent measles outbreak and been involved in some type of conversation around vaccinations. That’s not surprising, given that as of early June , there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of measles across the country. This outbreak marks the greatest amount of cases reported in the U.S. since…

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Summer Nutrition Tips from Chef Kyle

By Blue KC | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer foods can go far beyond burgers on the grill and waffle cones topped with scoops of ice cream. These sweltering months are actually the perfect time for people to fall in love with vegetables again – something­ that’s very important to me as a chef. It’s scientifically proven that plant-based diets are healthier for…

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Three Healthy Recipes for Springtime

By Blue KC | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spring is a time for renewal, and your health is no exception. Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen and Café, sat down with The Blueprint to discuss healthy eating habits that can be practiced year-round. “Nutrition heals our bodies on the inside,” Chef Kyle said. “It’s sort of like a special…

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