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!
 

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?

When is the last time you talked to your doctor about your risk for diabetes? This Tuesday, March 25th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and it’s a great day to start. On this day Americans are urged to assess…

Do you know your risk for colorectal cancer?

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and although our backsides may not be something we like talking about, it’s extremely important to have a conversation with your doctor about your risk. Colorectal cancer can be a very deadly disease, but…

Cancer Awareness

 

Can a simple act of kindness make you a happier person?

People all over the world are becoming RAKtivists™ by performing random acts of kindness for others. If you’ve never heard of random acts of kindness, today is the perfect opportunity to learn more and give it a try! Stepping out…

Women: Pumping iron can help your heart pump better too!

How many times have you seen it…you open up your latest women’s exercise magazine and you see a tall, skinny, frail-looking model lifting 5-pound dumbbells while balancing on one leg? Although it may be a place to start it’s not…

Fitness

Is the Polar Vortex keeping you indoors? Try these at home exercises to stay warm

Saying that it’s cold outside is an understatement. With the below zero temperatures keeping us cooped up indoors we’re bound to get a little stir crazy. If you find that the weather and road conditions are keeping you from getting…

Fitness

 

Half of the women diagnosed with cervical cancer have missed this exam. Did you schedule yours?

Ladies, this one’s for you. I know going to see your doctor for a pelvic exam can be annoying, uncomfortable, and just plain awkward, but it may save your life! That’s because regular pelvic exams are the best way to…

Cancer Awareness

Don’t be SAD this winter. Exercise to fight the winter blues!

When you’re experiencing the winter blues, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but research shows it can be one of the best things to improve your mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression…

Mental Health

This superfood isn’t just for the holidays

Cranberries are often thought of as a holiday-only fruit. We see them served alongside turkey for Thanksgiving and they’re even used as a decorative accent, but why aren’t cranberries a regular part of our diet? After all, cranberries are considered…

Food

 
 

 

 

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