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Wellness Today presented by Capital BlueCross's Lauren Podolsky has partnered with and MODE Magazine to provide Wellness articles specific to the Harrisburg Capital Region. With over 10 years of work experience in the corporate setting, she has recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream of inspiring others through her vision of a healthy balanced life by using her own experiences and journey as proof. Lauren has established herself as a freelance writer, blogger, public speaker, and marketing consultant and has a desire to bring a healthy perspective to the local area. Follow her as she seeks out community health food spots, shares her recipe creations, provides insight into nutrition and fitness strategies and much more.

Home 231, Harrisburg

Imagine ordering your favorite dish from a restaurant, and knowing that almost every ingredient on your plate came from a local, sustained source. Most people aren't one to question the resource of their food when dining out; but nowadays, when the concept of supporting local agricultural is more significant than ever, restaurants that feature farm fresh ingredients are on the rise. The ever-growing trend toward locally sourced meals is heartening for anyone who values eating well, not to mention saving the planet. Now eating local is a full-fledged genre and more and more farm-to-table dining establishments are beginning to emerge; one in particular sits in the heart of the capital region.

Breathe.Live.Grow With Essen Cooking Classes

Written by Thursday, November 08, 2012 • 2:22 pm
Essen Cooking School, Lancaster

Lancaster’s Essen cooking school offers classes to chefs of all skill levels that embody instructor and founder Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld’s philosophy of Breathe.Live.Grow. In each of her classes, Sterenfeld teaches students how to bring delicious, seasonal, and homemade food to the dinner table in a way that even the most inexperienced person can understand and execute. “Essen is a recreational cooking school, and what that means is it’s a no degree program, just a degree in fun,” said Sterenfeld.

What Does “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Mean to You?

Written by Monday, November 05, 2012 • 2:31 pm

November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association is sponsoring a socially-focused initiative, "A Day in the Life of Diabetes", to demonstrate the increasing impact diabetes has on families and communities nationwide. Read more to find out how you can help the millions of Americans affected by diabtetes.

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Written by Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • 12:40 pm

Children throughout the Central PA region will be trick-or-treating this week, and Capital BlueCross wants to make sure that everyone enjoys a Safe Halloween. Read more for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's ways that you can make ensure your Trick-Or-Treating is safe and fun.

Local Vs Organic: What to Buy?

Written by Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • 10:17 am

I try my best to buy as close to the farm as I can.  I frequent farmers markets, I buy meat from local sources and I always ask where the fish came from when I buy fresh. Do I do this 100% of the time?  No, but I do attempt to make a conscious effort as much as I can.

Healthy Living: Shopping For the Week

Written by Tuesday, October 16, 2012 • 9:22 am

Sundays are a great day to plan for the upcoming week. 99% of the time, I use this day of the week to prep, arrange, shop, clean and just mentally prepare myself for the week ahead.  Grocery shopping is always high on my list and while I usually spend some time browsing the Sunday paper for coupons and store circulars over breakfast, I always have my "staple" items that are purchased every week.

Capital Blue: Find Your Healthy Place. Start Here

Written by Monday, October 15, 2012 • 11:08 am

Face-to-face service.  Onsite Care Guides who help customers develop a wellness plan that's right for them. Healthy-eating advice from a nutritionist. Healthy food and beverages. Experienced sales professionals offering choices of products designed to fit your needs. A fun and educational kid's zone to engage children on healthy habits. These are not features of an ordinary retail health insurance store. Then again, we're taking more than your average direct approach to serving our customers.

Welcome to Capital Blue – a new experience from Capital BlueCross that is reshaping the way our customers will experience their journey to good health.

Healthy Pet, Healthy You

Written by Thursday, October 04, 2012 • 2:29 pm
Capital BlueCross Grounds, Harrisburg

Capital BlueCross and the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area invite you and your pets to join them on Sautrday, October 13 from 10 AM – 2 PM for Healthy Pet, Healthy You, a fun family health fair on the Capital BlueCross Grounds at 2500 Elmerton Avenue in Harrisburg. The admission-free action-packed day is filled with activities, demonstrations and educational seminars to help keep all of your family members (including the four-legged ones) healthy and living well.

On Friday, October 5th at 10 AM, Capital BlueCross is offering a free webinar, Five Simple Steps to Improve Employee Engagement and Control Health Care Costs. The webinar's goal is to help small business owners keeping their employees engaged and active in their health care. Brooke Nordai, Director of Product Development and Kelly Shreve, Director of Health Education and Wellness, will host the event and provide you with practical tips that will benefit both the health of your workforce and your bottom line. Click here to register.

Recipe Development: Peanut Butter Banana Granola Pancakes

Written by Wednesday, October 03, 2012 • 10:50 am

In our house, Sunday mornings have been deemed “pancake mornings.”  Nothing sounds quite as appealing than enjoying a warm stack of sweet flapjacks over a cup of coffee and the comics so we’ve tradition, which has now been claimed as the Sunday Routine. As much as I love a classic cake, I usually don’t limit myself to ordinary when it comes to breakfast.  The nice thing about pancakes is that the batter is a blank canvas to add in a multitude of unique ingredients that will take this morning delight to the next level.

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