Get started with these tools & ideas
It only takes one change to start making a healthy difference in your life. Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas, tips and suggestions from Blue Cross’ Center for Prevention.
Guides for making everyday choices
Print these tip sheets and bring them with you to the grocery store, or pin them up at home or work as a reminder. Share them with friends and family.
- Five-day meal plan for home cooking
- Home cooking, healthy eating
- Eat out in moderation
- The new normal is not normal
- Healthify your grocery shopping habits
Ways to move more and eat better
Making healthy choices can be fun. Add some of these tips and ideas into your day:
- Try a new activity. Groove your body every day, ride a bike around town, go dancing or take a walk.
- Eat fruits and veggies from your local farmers market at Minnesota Grown or Produce for Better Health.
- Set realistic goals. Try this seven-step plan for weight loss.
- Use a coach. Blue Cross members can sign in or register for myBlueCross to use Balance, a free online weight-loss program.
- Talk to your doctor for advice before starting a weight-loss or exercise program.
- Don’t go on a diet. Maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.
- Track your eating and exercise. Learn how to keep a training log.
- Join a fitness center. Blue Cross members can sign in or register for myBlueCross to see if your plan includes a discount at Life Time Fitness, Snap Fitness, Curves and many others.
Check out these community programs that Blue Cross sponsors:
What is Blue Cross’ Center for Prevention?
Through our Center for Prevention, we have charted an ambitious journey for tackling preventable heart disease and cancers that are linked to four risk factors that can be avoided: tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating. Learn more about what we’re doing to address the behaviors that fuel these diseases at PreventionMinnesota.com. You can also download the executive summary of our latest report: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Minnesota: Addressing Root Causes of Obesity