Author Archives: Niccole LaDue

About Niccole LaDue

I'm on a mission to improve the lives of those around me as well as my own health and well-being. Wellness is a journey, not a destination and I hope that by sharing my experiences with you, I can help make your journey a little easier. I enjoy good food, good fun, and all things fitness.

16 Gym Bag Essentials: Your Must-Have Checklist

One of the best ways to ensure that you hit the gym before or after work is to have your gym bag packed and ready to go. Packing a bag ahead of time will save you time and stress when…


5 Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym

We all have excuses for skipping workouts, but lack of a gym membership shouldn’t be one of them. There are many exercises, both cardiovascular and strength-focused, that can be done in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment except…


4 Reasons To Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconut seems to be a hot nutrition trend that isn’t going away. That’s probably because it is such a versatile fruit, or is it a nut…or a seed? Whatever it is, the coconut rocks! In the past the coconut has…



6 Ways to Avoid Temptation at the Grocery Store

Imagine this…it’s five o’clock in the afternoon and you’re leaving work and heading to the grocery store. You’re tired from a long day and hungry, but you only need a few things for dinner, so you figure it will be…


Meal Planning 101: Nine Tips for Success

My life has been pretty chaotic lately. New house. New puppy. New classes. New jobs. Yikes! With everything my husband and I have had going on, cooking has been the last thing on our minds. We found ourselves throwing together whatever was…


Back to School Immunizations: The Key to Keeping Your Child Healthy this School Year

Vaccinations are a very important and necessary part of keeping your children healthy. All school-aged children, from preschool to college, need vaccinations to prevent infectious illness. And although it’s rare, communicable disease outbreaks still happen. For example, measles and whopping…

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A healthy twist on your favorite BBQ condiments

If you’ve been looking for healthier, homemade versions of your favorite condiments then you’ve come to the right place. Grilling can be a very healthy way to cook the foods you love, but often times the condiments are loaded with…


Summer is here! Practice these summer safety tips!

Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1–44?  During the month of June, organizations like the National Safety Council, remind us to make safety a priority, to prevent unintentional injuries. By practicing safe behaviors…

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7 weird but challenging exercises you should try!

There are some very strange exercises out there, but which ones should you try? Although the 7 exercises below may have a funky name, they are effective and challenging. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your regular…