Author Archives: Niccole LaDue

About Niccole LaDue

Niccole is a wife, fitness enthusiast and vegetarian. Her position as a Health Educator for Blue Care Network allows her to share her passion for health and wellness with everyone around her. Niccole holds many fitness certifications and is working towards her master’s degree in Wellness & Lifestyle Management at Rowan University. She is a lover of Michigan, food, music and life!
 

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…

Healthy Community

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…

Food

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…

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! May 11th – 17th is National Women’s Health Week, and during this week women are reminded to schedule a well-woman visit with…

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Stress getting the best of you? Try these stress-relieving techniques

S t r e s s. The word alone is irritating. Everyone has stress, but some people seem to manage it better than others. It’s important to understand and regularly practice stress management techniques to effectively control your stress levels…

Mental Health

 

Reaching for a diet pop to quench your thirst? Your heart might be a reason to rethink that choice

Could regular consumption of diet soda lead to heart problems for postmenopausal women? According to a recent study by Ankur Vyas, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the answer may be yes. The findings from…

Food

79 million Americans have prediabetes, are you one of them?

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   When is the last time you talked to your doctor about your risk for diabetes? This Tuesday, March 25th is…

Do you know your risk for colorectal cancer?

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and although our backsides may not be something we like talking about, it’s extremely important…

Cancer Awareness