Happy American Heart Month: Community Events Roundup for the Month of February
No matter where you are in Michigan, there are plenty activities to get your heart pumping a little faster. Join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and others throughout the state to fight the winter blahs and give your heart a workout.
Winter Warm-Up, Lansing
BCBSM is teaming up with the Community Partners in Health for the 2011 Winter Warm-Up starting Feb. 12 at the Lansing Mall. The Winter Warm-Up is a free eight-week walking and physical activity program that provides tools, information and a community-based support network for all participants. Nine communities from the greater Lansing area will compete for BCBSM wellness grants to finance public health and wellness projects in the community as part of the Blues’ Community Challenge.
Residents from participating communities can register at cphlansing.com.
Get Moving U.P., Upper Peninsula
Forty two worksite teams across the state are competing through the end of Feb. in an eight-week wellness challenge [PDF]. By the end of week five, 539 participants already logged a total of 28,668 miles. Participants are learning how to incorporate more moderate and/or vigorous activity into their daily routine. Everyone must reach a minimal goal of 30 minutes on at least 5 days per week.
Blue Cross will donate $1,000 to a health-related charity chosen by the top three competing worksites. The $3,000 donation is part of the Blues unique mission to improve the health of Michigan residents, increase access to care and focus on reducing health care costs and improving health care quality across the state. The top individual performers will also receive prizes.
Wigglers Win, Detroit
Getting fit is something the whole family can do together. The Vistas Nuevas Head Start program is featuring a new bilingual, family-oriented fitness program called Wigglers Win! The next event, sponsored by Matrix Human Services and the Michigan Blues, is Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Motown Winter Blast, Detroit
BCBSM is a proud sponsor of the Motown Winter Blast, Feb. 11-13. Fun winter activities include the Ambassador Bridge Snow Slide and ice skating around Campus Martius..
Here at BCBSM, we’re committed to making everyone in Michigan healthier. That’s why we support community wellness initiatives that encourage both children and adults to get moving, eat better and live healthier lives.
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