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Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they break easily—most often, bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. It’s called a “silent disease” because you may not notice any changes until a bone breaks.

Get Fit With Your New App—at Home and at Work

Carolyn Odell is heading to bed soon. But first she checks her Virgin Pulse® app, which is available through her BCBSRI health plan. She’s close to her goal of 7,000 steps for the day. She could help her team win the walking challenge at work.

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Gym

Thinking about joining a gym? Here’s how to find the right one for you.

A Checklist for Better Health

Our checklist makes it easy to get organized for better health. Plus, discover helpful tools and programs available through your BCBSRI health plan.

Why You Need an A1c Test If You Have Diabetes

The hemoglobin A1c test is a simple blood test that checks how much sugar, or glucose, is stuck to your red blood cells. This test also is called the glycohemoglobin test or the A1c test. Most doctors think the A1c test is the best way to monitor your diabetes over the long term.

Pain Relief for Your Knees and Hips

Our knees and hips work hard every day, carrying us out of bed, up and down stairs, through thousands of steps at home and work. 

5 Ways to Sit Less

What do we do when we’re not sleeping? Usually, we’re sitting. And that’s causing big problems for our health.

How to Shovel Snow Safely

Shoveling snow can throw out your back or lead to a heart attack. Read these tips before you head outside.

Exercise: Why It's Worth Your Time

Need to get motivated? Learn about exercise's surprising benefits—and easy ways to get started.

4 Diet Myths

Weight loss can only be achieved in one simple way: burn more calories than you take in. Despite that fact, many still claim to have the “secret” to shedding those extra pounds. Myth 1 Always choose low-fat or no-fat products.

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