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Healthy News You Need to Know

Snow Shoveling Safety

January 21st, 2016 in News, Other

With winter now upon us, and snow covering many regions of the United States, millions of people are shoveling snow to clear their sidewalks and driveways. While most people recognize that snow shoveling is very hard work, and can put severe stress on your heart, fewer people recognize the stress and strain that it places on your back. So, as winter gets underway, we've outlined 10 tips for how to keep your back healthy when shoveling snow. Read More

 

Soothing Winter Soup Recipes

January 14th, 2016 in News, Other

Feeling the winter blues? Warm up your mood and your spirits with these soothing winter soup recipes. Read More

 

Jump into the New Year (Cardio Jump Exercises)

January 7th, 2016 in News, Other

In a time of decorating, baking, shopping, and lists galore, it’s no wonder why the holiday pounds seemed to creep up in no time. And when the weather outside is frightful, running outside might not be so delightful. With the following 5 simple cardio workouts, you’ll be able to stay fit and avoid the frightful weather. Read More

 

Open Enrollment is Ending!

December 31st, 2015 in News

Open enrollment is the time each year that you may shop and purchase health insurance without a qualifying event. January 31 will be the last day you can enroll in an individual policy for 2016 without a qualifying event. Read More

 

Ice Skating Safety Tips

December 17th, 2015 in News, Other

Even though the weather may be oh so frightful, you can still make ice skating so delightful! By following the ice skating safety tips below, you can help you and your family have the most fun while preventing injuries on the ice. Read More

 

Holiday Cookie Recipes

December 11th, 2015 in News

Trying to come up with some tasty treats to bring to your holiday cookie exchange? These classic holiday cookie recipes are sure to impress Santa and turn any scrooge into a cheerful elf! Read More

 

Toy Donation in Springfield

December 3rd, 2015 in News

With Christmas cheer and festive fun, you know the season of giving has just begun. Teach your family today to not be filled with greed by helping another child in need. Below are a few organizations in our community that accept and disperse toy donations to those children without. Read More

 

Travel With A Safety-Network

November 23rd, 2015 in News

Are you traveling for the holidays? Cox HealthPlans has you covered with First Health Network, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network of services outside of Cox HealthPlans’ own 26 county area! Read More

 

Workouts you can Abs-olutely Do at Home

November 19th, 2015 in News

Crunch, crunch, crunch. Doing the wrong type of “crunch”? Try this test. If your fingers are discolored with an orange, cheddar-like tint, you might be doing too many of the wrong “crunches”. With the holiday season right around the corner, it might be time to change up the crunches. With these 4 basic... Read More

 

On A Side Note: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November 13th, 2015 in Other

Looking for some new recipes to try this Thanksgiving? Break tradition with these three delicious casserole side dishes. Read More

 

Unperishable Food Donation Spots in Springfield

November 5th, 2015 in News

Are you looking for a way to give back to our community this holiday season? Here are some charitable organizations that would appreciate your unperishable food donations. Read More

 

Arm Yourself For Halloween

October 29th, 2015 in News

Whether it’s for lifting pumpkins, lifting munchkins, or working off the bag of candy you ate in one sitting, the following 4 simple arm workouts can prepare you for whatever falls your way this Halloween! (Recommended: 3-5 lb weights or water bottles) Read More

 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

October 22nd, 2015 in Other

As the leaves change colors and the air gets cool, you can turn to these sweet and pumpkin spicy recipes to help lift your fall spirits. Read More

 

Habitat for Humanity

October 9th, 2015 in News

On August 26, 2015, a team of Cox HealthPlans employees volunteered a morning to help those in need by painting a house and carport with Habitat for Humanity. Part of our mission is to promote a healthy community and we do that by seeking out local opportunities to give back and offer support to those in need. Thank you to all who participated! Read More

 

Are you struggling to pay the dependent child cost for insurance?

October 6th, 2015 in News

We are pleased to offer a 2015 qualifying event that allows dependent children to enroll onto a child-only policy if parents elect to disenroll them during their group plan's Open Enrollment. Read More

 

Hiking in Ozark National Scenic Riverways

September 24th, 2015 in News

Are you in need of some fresh air? These three trails at Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park are a great example of a way to satisfy your hunger for adventure! Whether you’re looking for some light walking with a pretty view or a rockier terrain to work up some sweat, this park has got the trail for you. Read More

 

Ozarks Fall Festival Guide

September 18th, 2015 in News

Ready to leave summer behind? Fall into autumn with the following festivals around the Ozarks. Each festival has its unique perks, whether you’re a foodie, looking for something child friendly, or in need of some crafty décor, you’re sure to find something for you! Read More

 

Simple September Grilling Recipes

September 10th, 2015 in News

Are you having an end of summer cookout and looking for something new to try? Celebrate the remaining warm weather with some simple grilling recipes that are sure to wow your family and friends. Read More

 

The Mood Behind Colors

September 3rd, 2015 in News

Colors impact people in different ways depending on past associations and how your brain processes those hues. The colors listed below includes the most common color and mood associations, so you can decorate based on how you’d like each room or area to feel. Various tones of the same color can also evoke different moods. Read More

 

4 Simple Work Stretches

August 27th, 2015 in News

It’s 2:30 pm, there’s a shooting pain in your shoulder, and you have a report due by 3 pm. What do you do? With these 4 simple work stretches, you can relieve some of the stress and strain from your muscles to better focus on the task at hand. Read More

 
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