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!

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…


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…

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