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Monthly Challenges

Improve your health one step at a time by completing free monthly wellness challenges from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Each challenge targets a specific well-being area to help you focus your efforts and create long-lasting healthy habits.

Recruit coworkers, friends and family members to tackle challenges with you. After all, it’s easier to succeed with a support system by your side.

Access monthly toolkits, which include challenge details, healthy tip sheets and promotional posters.

April 2021 - Walk for Health

Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain overall health. Get motivated by taking this month's health challenge.

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March 2021 –Eat Your Leafy Greens

Eating a plant-based diet can improve your long-term health in many ways and help you feel better over time. Read 8 ways to eat more leafy-green foods.

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January 2021 – Reboot Resolutions

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals sets you up to succeed by building confidence and momentum. Read 10 ways to reboot your resolutions. 

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February 2021 – Choose Healthy Habits

A routine checkup to measure blood pressure, blood fats and weight can help you know what habit changes will improve heart health. Boost your heart healthy habits with these 8 tips.

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January 2020 – Manage Your Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight can help you feel better and live longer. The new year is the perfect time to educate yourself on the impact the numbers on the scale can have. Take on this month’s challenge to learn more. 

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February 2020 – Take Care of Your Heart Month

If you’re looking for a way to lower your risk of heart disease, improve your mood and support your health, think positive. Harness the power of positivity by participating in this month’s challenge.   

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March 2020 – Healthy Eating Month

Remember when you were a kid, and everyone told you to eat your veggies? Turns out that’s sound advice. Diet plays an important role in overall wellness. Join this month’s challenge to learn how emphasizing fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods can improve your health.  

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April 2020 – Strengthen Social Bonds

Our relationships and how we feel in them influence our health. By building strong bonds with others, you can help reduce stress, lower your risk for heart disease and slow age-related memory loss. Learn how to strengthen social bonds in this month’s challenge.   

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May 2020 – Build Strong Bones

An estimated 54 million people in the U.S. have poor bone health or osteoporosis.* While older people are more likely to experience this health problem, prevention starts when you are young. Learn how to maintain strong bones and access to health & wellness virtual programs during this month’s challenge. 

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National Osteoporosis Foundation. (2019). General facts: Bone health basics: Get the facts.
June 2020 – Work Your Brain

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? You’re not alone. Brainpower is always in flux and a number of factors impact memory. Discover how healthy brain habits can boost brain power during this month’s challenge.   

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July 2020 – Protect Your Head

Thousands of people experience a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. each year.* Taking the time to strap on a helmet when you should be wearing one can protect your noggin and could even save your life. Discover how to properly protect your head during this month’s challenge.   

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* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Bicycle safety. 
August 2020 – Enjoy a Healthy Breakfast

Skipping breakfast may seem like an easy way to save time and get out the door quickly in the morning, but it impacts the rest of your day and your overall health. Complete this month’s challenge to learn more.   

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September 2020 – Prioritize Preventive Care

Even if you’re feeling fine, visiting your doctor for regular checkups and screenings is important since many health problems are easier to treat if caught early. Discover the importance of prioritizing preventive care during this month’s challenge.   

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October 2020 – Know Your Medical History

Your family’s medical histories play an important role in preventing disease and helping you live a longer and healthier life. Yet, keeping track of your history can be hard. Discover five tips for organizing your info in this month’s challenge.     

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November 2020 – Move More

Even a little bit of exercise goes a long way toward improving your well-being. If you’re not into traditional workouts, don’t worry. Join this month’s challenge to learn how the energy you use and the calories you burn doing day-to-day activities count.   

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December 2020 – Develop Healthy Habits

A Harvard University study examined the habits of 123,000 people for more than 30 years and found five specific habits that can help you live a longer and healthier life. Discover how to develop and keep these habits one step at a time during this month’s challenge.  

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