At BCBSNC we’re known for our dedication to improving the health of North Carolinians. The time is now to change your life. That’s why we are teaming up with influential people to support your healthier lifestyle. It is difficult to change without support. It is unnerving to feel unbalanced. Living fearless is a big step. Blue Cross Blue Shield is here to help guide the way to eat right, be fit and stay well. Life is too short to live in fear.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali

At 15, she was the youngest player ever on the women’s national soccer team. Then she won four NCAA championships with UNC, two Olympic gold medals and the World Cup – twice.

Today, Mia continues to Live Fearless as a mom to her three children and as an inspiration to others.

An Evening of Inspiration with Mia Hamm

BCBSNC hosted a Watch Party at Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill Monday night where soccer legends Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tisha Venturini Hoch were cheering on the US Women’s Soccer team with close to 2,000 fans. Not only did fans have the opportunity to watch the game live on a big screen in the outdoor venue with Mia, but event-goers had the chance to obtain autographs, win prizes and ask Mia, Kristine and Tisha questions about the game and their own experiences playing in the Women’s World Cup.

Other activities included a performance by Indi Cowie, a freestyle soccer performer, previously featured on Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America and ESPN. Members of the Carolina Railhawks were present for autographs and interacted with the crowd during the game. The BCBSNC Mobile Unit was on site giving consumers the chance to learn more about Healthcare and win prizes.
How does it feel to have inspired a generation of women? #askmia

Mia also spoke at half-time about the game, and about how fortunate she’s been. She urged the audience to allow our children as many opportunities and experiences as we can, whether it’s Soccer or something different.

“The more experiences our kids are given will allow them the chance to better themselves.”

“To me, living fearless is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and tackling new challenges,” said Mia Hamm. “It’s amazing to return to the place where I grew and developed and have the opportunity to mentor and inspire other people in our communities to be their best selves, whether that’s on or off the field.”

Mia Hamm evokes passion, courage and inspiration. You may have seen our Live Fearless commercials, but we knew Live Fearless wasn’t something for us to solely define. You have your own Live Fearless stories – how you live with the freedom to dream and believe. You live for the challenge. You live for the accomplishment.

“It’s about passion, following your passions, making great choices and finding out exactly what you can do in this life.”

To Live Fearless means really living life. Taking it all in. Working hard, playing hard, being your best you. So be bold. Be brave. Be strong.

Eat Right

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan.

When it comes to eating, we have strong habits. Some are good (“I always eat breakfast”), and some are not so good (“I always clean my plate”). Although many of our eating habits were established during childhood, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to change them.

Making sudden, radical changes to eating habits such as eating nothing but cabbage soup, can lead to short term weight loss. However, such radical changes are neither healthy nor a good idea, and won’t be successful in the long run. Permanently improving your eating habits requires a thoughtful approach in which you Reflect, Replace, and Reinforce.

Get Fit

Eating healthy is boosted with an exercise component. Here at BCBSNC we believe in taking it one step at a time. Whether you are looking to tackle your first 5K or simply looking to start walking, here’s a plan for you!

Be Well

Life gets stressful! Workday pressure is everywhere. Some days you may feel like you have everything under control, but then the stress of meetings and deadlines starts to creep in. Many of us spend a good portion of our days at work, so it’s essential to know how to manage that stress in order to maintain the energy for everything else.