Exercise Tips for Busy Parents

Parents don’t have much left in the tank at the end of the day for “me” time. Luckily, there’s a way to help keep your mind sharp and focused. Studies show that routine exercise keeps your brain happier, more creative, and sharper.

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5 Tips to Help You Foster Innovation Every Day

For us, innovation means thinking differently, exhibiting creative behaviors, and continually doing things in new ways to create positive change. So exactly how can we be innovative in our everyday work?

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Tips to get creative ideas flowing

Blue Crew Volunteer Leaders: Eric Inge


Blue Crew Advisory Board member Eric Ingue believes we have a responsibility to help those who aren’t as fortunate, and one of the best ways to stay grounded is to volunteer.

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Marshell volunteering with her daughter
Marshell and her daughter volunteering at the Philadelphia READS Book Bank on MLK Day of Service. In her 11 years of volunteering with the Blue Crew, some of Marshell Vicks’ most meaningful experiences weren’t hers — they were her daughters’. As a member of the Blue Crew advisory board, her approach to community service is: “You’ve got to give back….
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Diversity in the workplace
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” –Malcolm Forbes In a city like Philadelphia – a city rich with neighborhoods, cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles – diversity is everywhere. But simply knowing that our neighbors or coworkers come from different backgrounds is not enough; to truly embrace and experience the real benefits of diversity in the workplace,…
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Learning about cholesterol
Cholesterol can’t swim, so it needs boats to help it get around inside our bodies. I learned this today. I was looking up something about cholesterol for work and feeling like I’d done this a million times and read this same material a million times and was beating myself up a little that I couldn’t seem to keep it all straight….
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Volunteer in Philadelphia
Rogelio Riley, Senior Care Management Assistant, Medicare Case Management Years on the Blue Crew Advisory Board: 5 Spend just a few minutes with Ro Riley, and you’ll know he’s someone who feels deeply for anyone facing struggles in life. Whether it’s a parent with a sick child, a woman experiencing homelessness, or a friend living with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis,…
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Healthy quinoa recipes
“Eat it. It’s good for you.” These words struck fear into my eight-year-old heart. That means it’s gross, because otherwise they’d have said to eat it because it’s yummy. Though I’ve left childhood behind me, when it comes to food, I suspect none of us have ever really let this youthful logic go. Take quinoa (keen-wah) for example….
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Blue Cross Broad Street running playlist
Here’s what the IBX Blue Streaks running club is listening to as they prepare to run the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 7. We hope these fresh beats give you get-up-and-go during those final weeks of training when you need an extra kick to get you over the hump and motivated for race day!…
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Coaches vs. Cancer

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Coaches versus cancer
Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about basketball. Friends and colleagues also know that I am passionate about another, more serious subject – the fight against cancer. So you can see why I urge everyone to support the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall Gala presented by Independence Blue Cross….
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Boost immune system
Even though the snow never amounted to much at my house this winter, my family was buried under drifts of illness for what seemed like months — just as one of us got over a cold, someone else would get a stomach bug, or the flu, or an ear infection. I will spare you the details,…
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volunteer Philadelphia
Put yourself in the shoes of a tired parent sitting down to a home-cooked meal after a long day in a sick child’s hospital room. Picture a student’s smiling face as he discovers the joy of reading. If you do, you’ll begin to understand why Amanda Blumenthal dedicates so much time as a volunteer and rallies her coworkers to share their own time and talents to make a difference….
When to get a colonoscopy
March is colorectal cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to learn about this potentially deadly disease and spread the word about colonoscopy, the most effective way to screen for colorectal cancer. As a Senior Medical Director at Independence Blue Cross, I’m committed to educating people about the importance of colonoscopy and what we’re doing as a company to encourage more people to get this life-saving screening….