Lifestyle and Wellness
Keep you and your loved ones in check by making health a priority. Nutrition, exercise, and a focus on wellness can keep stress levels down and aid in behavioral health treatment.
A balanced diet is essential for our mental health. Moods and feelings can be dependent on the nutrients in our diet, including essential fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and water. You can learn more at one of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York's Nutrition Program seminars or support groups.
Studies reveal that exercise reduces anxiety and depression, and improves self-esteem and cognitive functioning. It is also positively associated with quality of life for those living with schizophrenia (Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse, 2004). There are many ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.
As a member of BlueCross BlueShield, you can enjoy our wellness programs, including two free-fitness related classes or seminars per year.
It is normal to be stressed sometimes, but it's important to know how to cope with it. The National Institute of Mental Health provides more information on how stress can affect your health.
As a BlueCross BlueShield member, you can participate in our stress management seminars, which cover causes, symptoms, and strategies to reduce stress.
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Let's Talk Stigma
Many people suffer from a mental health diagnosis in silence because of the discrimination that goes along with it. Let's Talk Stigma is starting a conversation to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.