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.

Listen up ladies! It’s time to make your health a priority!

Are you a well-woman? If not, then it’s time to take charge of your health and become one! Each May we celebrate National Women’s Health Week, and during this week women are reminded to schedule a well-woman visit with their doctor….

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The Strawberry: Nature’s Heart-Shaped Superfood

It’s almost here…Of course I’m talking about Michigan’s strawberry season! The early season starts in late-May, but the picking is ripe through the month of June and into the beginning of July. There are many u-pick farms throughout Michigan. Click…

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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…