Top 3 way to beat the heat in Philadelphia

When the mercury rises, so does your risk of heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related illnesses can affect anyone, there are certain risk factors that may make you more susceptible during the sum…

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Fun Activities for Kids to Banish Summer Boredom

Summer is a thrilling season for kids — for about five minutes. Despite their initial enthusiasm for unstructured play, most kids start to lose momentum fairly quickly, leaving parents scrambling for …

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Gear up to ride Indego

In case you haven’t heard, Philadelphia is the place to be in 2015. With so much to see and do, all you need is a way to get there.

Enter Indego, the city’s new bike share system! Independence Blue…

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6 Tips for Running in the Heat

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 by
Summer Heat Safety

The clichéd triple H effect — heat, haziness, and humidity — has rolled into the Philadelphia area, confirming that yes, it truly is summer. And while kids flock to community pools, outdoor runners might feel inclined to head to the nearest air-conditioned cardio gym. But don’t be in a hurry to ditch the trails or…

An active vacation can shore make you feel good

If you’re planning to head down the shore this summer, you may be tempted to spend most of your vacation in a beach chair or lounging on your beach towel soaking up the sun. Since sitting for long periods isn’t good for you, use the seaside as an inspiration to shake up your regular fitness…

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Health Plan Organization (HMO) plans are designed to help you save money on covered health care services. But are you saving as much as you could? The infographic below will show you how you can maximize your HMO health plan benefits, from using a primary care physician to coordinate your health care, to understanding how…

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When the mercury rises, so does your risk of heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related illnesses can affect anyone, there are certain risk factors that may make you more susceptible during the summer heat. Infants, young children, and the elderly are all at a higher risk for heat exhaustion. In addition, certain medications — such as high…

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Summer is a thrilling season for kids — for about five minutes. Despite their initial enthusiasm for unstructured play, most kids start to lose momentum fairly quickly, leaving parents scrambling for creative ways to keep their children active and fill the countless hours of sunshine. If your child trudges into the room, looks up at…

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More and more people are switching from the old check-and-stamp method of paying bills to online bill payment, and so are we! If you do not already, now is a great time to start receiving your statement and paying your health insurance premium online with e-Bill, Independence Blue Cross’s electronic version of a paper bill….

The thrill of victory can be hard to come by in adulthood. The same can be said for time to exercise and opportunities to meet new people. But here’s an idea that covers all three bases if you’re not afraid of getting a little dirt on your shoes: adult team sports! If this type of…

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Summer is the season of festivals — music, craft, film, food and wine; you name it, there’s probably a fest for it! But this summer, there’s a new fest in town, and it’s like no other. The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is Philly’s first ever outdoor roller skating rink. It is open seven days a…

An organic garden on a spring morning

If you’ve been enjoying the recent influx of fresh produce at your local market or farmer’s stand, consider doing one better and creating your own summer garden. You might be surprised at how easy it can be to grow fresh vegetables — green thumb not required! Even people with little gardening experience or yard space…

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If you’re lucky enough to be travelling overseas anytime soon, take some steps now, before you leave, to help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Start off on the right foot See your doctor to discuss any vaccines, medicines, or precautions you should take before your leave. If possible, schedule your visit 4…

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