About Elaina Mancuso

Elaina Mancuso

Elaina Mancuso

A country girl turned city dweller, Elaina enjoys exploring Rochester and upstate New York’s hidden gems. Elaina’s simple pleasures include sleeping in on the weekends, riding her horse, and meditation. When Elaina isn’t working as a Communications Business Consultant at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, she’s trying new recipes and spending time with friends.

Posts by Elaina Mancuso

Lifehack: 26 Year Old Buying Health Insurance

If you’re like me, you give your health care almost no thought until you’re sick or you need to fill a prescription. You show your insurance card and it all kind of just happens because you’re on your parents’ health insurance plan. But then your 26th birthday comes along and *bam* you’ll be dumped and…Read More »

Ready to Run? The Hardest Part is Starting

The hardest part about running is starting. The best part is when it’s over. If you’d asked me about a year ago how to start running, I would’ve said don’t. That’s because I never gave it a shot. Since joining a running program, buying my first pair of real running shoes, and running a handful…Read More »

Power Poses: My Good Luck Charm

Stand tall with your hands on your hips! Or, flex your muscles! Do whatever pose makes you feel powerful for a few minutes.  Two upstate New Yorkers share how these “power poses” might have boosted their confidence. You can also visit ExcellusBCBS.com/LiveFearlessNation for more on how to make small changes for a healthier life – one…Read More »

Hidden Gems: Corbett’s Glen Nature Park

What’s the Secret? You can find me at Cobb’s Hill Park in Rochester, N.Y., on the regular, so it was quite a surprise to discover Corbett’s Glen Nature Park—a stone’s throw from Rochester city limits. I first went to Corbett’s when I joined a Hikyoga session and I continue to go back because: It’s peaceful.…Read More »

Is 6 hours of Sleep Like not Sleeping at all?

Lack of sleep isn’t just an inconvenience, it’s a public health problem. If you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying awake during the day, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four American adults has a sleep or wakefulness disorder. Was it the wine I drank…Read More »