Menu
Blue Cross1-866-732-2583

Health tips

It’s hard to believe, but winter is a tough sell for a lot of people. The fleeting daylight hours and plummeting temperatures, the need to bundle up in layer after layer, the blinding snowstorms—it doesn’t work for them. They want to grumble away into a dark cave and hibernate. And yet it’s perfectly possible to turn the constraints of winter into cozy comforts. The Danes, for instance, have long since figured it out. For them, winter is the high season for a special kind of well-being they call hygge.

A beautiful landscape under a fresh layer of sparkling snow sure is breathtaking. While the first days of snow can be memorable, the enchantment may not last long if we’re not ready to face the cold.  Here are some tips to stay warm and cozy all throughout your first Canadian winter.

There are many benefits to preparing meals ahead of time and freezing them. However, you need to take certain precautions to ensure the quality, health and flavour of your foods through the freezing and defrosting cycle.

Whether you’re at home or on the road, a nagging sore throat gets old fast. There’s no miracle cure for viral infections like colds that might have you coughing, but there are some natural remedies that can help you soothe a sore throat, at least temporarily.

Who hasn’t been tempted to order in food after a long day at work? Whether you’re feeling pressed for time or simply don’t have the energy, it’s sometimes difficult to cook a homemade meal. Yet, take-out food not only affects your pocketbook, but is often contains loads of sugar and salt, making it an unwise health choice. That’s why it’s always good to have readily available meal options stocked in your freezer.

Getting back in shape is an excellent thing to do at any age. Whether it’s after childbirth, a holiday season with a little overindulgence or simply wanting a boost of energy, you know when you feel that you have to get back in shape. Though it’s sometimes easier said than done, so here are some tips to help you meet the challenges ahead.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS – In accordance with official government recommendations, and given the limited availability of medical resources worldwide, it is imperative that all travellers currently abroad return to Canada as soon as possible.

NOTICE TO INSURED PERSONS – To allow us to respond to urgent requests from travellers currently abroad and to reduce waiting times, please contact us by phone only if your trip is scheduled to take place in less than 72 hours.

SUSPENSION OF SALES – In order to contribute to collective efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to suspend sales of new travel insurance policies until further notice. This decision stems from our desire to protect the health and wellness of our insureds.

See our FAQ for quick answers to your questions.