Michigan Bucket List: Winter Edition
In 2022, Thrillist ranked Michigan third for how miserable its winters are. And they might have a point in some cases. Majority of the days, there’s cloud coverage. Days get shorter and shorter as daylight dwindles. And not to mention, the temperatures can range from 36°F to 16°F. And that might be enough for someone to say, “I’ll see you in spring.” But even so, we know there are some exciting things to do and experience in Michigan even in the winter. And that’s what we plan to uncover on today’s episode.
How to Recover from Burnout
Stress creeps up on all of us. And if we don’t find ways to minimize stress, it can pile up to a point where we become burnt out. This is especially true when juggling work, friendships, family and more – it can get to a point where we neglect our own self-interest and become consumed with the responsibilities that surround us with no outlet. So how do we pull back to maintain balance between our responsibilities and our passions? What can we do to recognize burnout early on and act before we’re consumed by it?
Do Food Sensitivity Tests Actually Work?
As of recent, the popularity of food sensitivity testing has been on the rise. These tests promise to provide answers to digestive issues such as heartburn, abdominal pain, and bloating to name a few. As for access to these tests, they’re not hard to acquire with at-home kits being sold online. The process of getting answers about your digestive health tailored to you seems so simple. Who wouldn’t want to get insights on how certain foods interact with one’s body and improve how they feel? But how reliable are these tests? Are they too good to be true?
Easy Ways to Increase Your Veggie Intake
At some point in your life, it’s possible you’ve heard someone say, “it’s important to eat your veggies so you can grow up to be big and strong.” And it’s also likely some of us didn’t read much more into that statement. To an extent, a majority of us know that vegetables are good for us because that’s what we were told growing up. However, according to the CDC, 91% of adults aren’t getting the daily recommended of vegetables. During this conversation, we’ll shed light on the benefits of vegetables and creative ways we can incorporate them into our diet.
Is 10,000 Steps a Day Fact or Myth?
10,000 steps a day should be familiar to most – especially if you have ever purchased a fitness tracker that keeps count of your steps. Over the course of interacting with different health experts on this show, we’ve come to find out that exercise is very much an individual, case-by-case approach. So that makes us wonder if “10,000 steps a day” is a good baseline or are there more questions we should be asking ourselves to figure out what’s the right step goal we should be aiming for daily? On this episode, we’ll uncover exactly that to help understand what the best approach to select, maintain and achieve our daily step goal might really be.
How to Start and Maintain a Routine
Does it seem like any time you start a new routine, it feels like it’s only a matter of time until it falls apart? We plan, make schedules, and stay on top of the routine we set in place. But the moment we have the tiniest of setbacks, everything comes apart at the seams and we can’t get back into the rhythm of our daily routine. Why do minor missteps cause our routines to unravel? What can we do to ensure we stick to the healthy habits we set out for ourselves?
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Food
In recent years, there’s been focus on the impact various sources from energy to the car we drive can impact our environment. Even food has been said to have an impact. But if we wanted to eat more sustainably to reduce the effects on our environment, how do we go about that? Do we eat locally? Opt for organic? Choose free range? Or skip meat entirely? In this episode, we’ll uncover how you can approach and incorporate sustainable food into your diet without feeling overwhelmed.
Is There an Optimal Time to Work Out?
There’s no question that finding time to work out whenever you can is better than not doing it at all. But what if you wanted to optimize your workouts to get the most benefit? Is there a specific time of day that’s optimal to maximize the results you get from working out?
Ways Dehydration is Affecting You That You Didn’t Realize
Did you know 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Find out the signs and side effects of dehydration as well as ways you can stay hydrated.
How to Maintain Balance Between Mental and Physical Health
Did you know there’s a strong link between our mental and physical health? On this episode, we discuss how each affects the other and ways to maintain balance.
The Power of Investing in Youth and the Future of Our Communities
Continuing his time at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Chuck talks to attendees about investing in youth and the future of our communities.
The Power of Working Together in Health Care Now and Into the Future
At the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference, Chuck speaks with attendees to discuss how leaders are tackling issues in the healthcare space.
Behind the Scenes of America’s Thanksgiving Parade
We're peeling back the curtain on america's thanksgiving parade. everything from balloons to floats, find out what goes into one of detroit's most iconic event.
Inside the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 4
Wrapping his time at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Chuck talks to attendees about the business community's changing civic role in polarizing times.
Inside the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 3
Continuing his time at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Chuck talks to attendees about the business community's changing civic role in polarizing times.
Inside the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 2
Chuck Gaidica is back for another bonus episode to talk to conference attendees about the business community's changing civic role in polarizing times.
Inside the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 1
On this episode, Chuck talks to conference attendees about the business community's changing civic role in polarizing times and its impact on michiganders.
In Jamie’s Memory: Christy McDonald Shares Her Family’s Personal Journey with Colon Cancer and the Importance of Early Screening
In hopes of raising awareness and providing information on screening, warning signs and more, we share a personal story of the effects of colorectal cancer.
Why You Shouldn’t Solely Focus on Weight Loss for Good Health
When looking to get healthy, we may associate weight loss with the gold standard for success when it comes to being healthy, but there's more to it than that.
Macronutrients – What They Are and How to Calculate Them
Counting macros can feel overwhelming as it's a little more involved than simply counting calories. here are tips on how to simplify tracking them.
Inside the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 3
Wrapping his time at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Chuck Gaidica chats with attendees about the impact the pandemic has had on the health of Michiganders.
Inside the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 2
Chuck Gaidica is back for another bonus episode to talk to conference attendees about the health of Michiganders at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
Inside the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference – Part 1
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica talks to conference attendees about the hurdles they've overcome the past 18 months and impact it's had on michiganders.
How to Get Organized and Feel Better About Your Space
For some, staying organized is an ongoing battle and it fills us with stress and anxiety. But maybe we just haven't found an organizing style that works for us.
Michigan Bucket List: Hidden Gems to Visit This Summer
With more than 13,000 miles of trails and 11,000 inland lakes, Michigan has quite the offering. Discover hidden gems across the state to check out this summer.
Pandemic Stress: How It’s Impacting the Emotional Well-Being of Women
This last year has taken a bigger toll on women's mental health than men, but what can be done to help ease the stress of pandemic? we unpack that here.
How Food Insecurity is Contributing to Poor Health
In the past year, 1 in 8 households had difficulty providing food for all members living together. Learn how food insecurity is impacting communities.
COVID-19: What We Know About the Novel Coronavirus
The global spread of COVID-19 has led to an influx of information leaving many with questions. This is what we currently know about the novel coronavirus.
Importance and Health Benefits of Social Interaction
Hanging with friends can equal more than just a good time. Discover the many health benefits of social interaction on A Healthier Michigan Podcast.
Benefits of Journaling and The Positive Impact on Your Health
Rewiring our brain to be positive can help us clear our emotions of negativity. On this episode, we discuss gratitude and the health benefits of journaling.
The Dimensions of Wellness, and What is Well-being?
Emotional, psychological and social well-being play important roles in our overall health. We explore the dimensions of wellness and explain well-being.
A Healthier Michigan Podcast is Coming This Summer!
A Healthier Michigan launches a brand new podcast with host Chuck Gaidica covering topics related to nutrition, wellbeing and stress reduction.