A Healthier Michigan Podcast is dedicated to navigating how we can improve our health and well-being through small healthy habits we can start implementing today. Every other week, host Chuck Gaidica will sit down with a certified health expert from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to deep dive into topics covering nutrition, fitness and much more.
How to Stock Your Cupboards for Better Heart Health
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Maddie Yaw, Nutritionist, MPH. Together, they discuss ways we can stock our cupboards with heart healthy foods.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* How a well-stocked cupboard contributes to maintaining good heart health* Key staples we should make priority to better our heart health* How we can balance convenience and eating healthy* Practical tips to revamp our kitchen cupboards to better impact our health
What Numbers You Should Focus on for Good Heart Health
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Mallory Applewhite, Vice President of Community Impact for the American Heart Association. Together, they discuss what numbers you should be focusing on to maintain a healthy heart.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* Specific numbers we should prioritize for optimal heart health* Everyday things we do that impact our heart health unbeknownst to us* How to approach lifestyle changes to address and improve our numbers* How to maintain a proactive approach to managing our heart health
What to Look for in a Good Workout Routine
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Ann Marie Wakula, certified personal trainer and macro nutrition coach. Together, they discuss things you should look for when choosing a workout routine.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* Elements that make a well-rounded fitness plan* Key factors to consider when choosing an exercise routine* Ways to stay consistent with a workout routineYou can learn more about Ann Marie at her website (https://www.ompages.co/fc2e988a-8378-11eb-9f3f-aa4dde016c05), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annmariewakula/) page.
Why You Shouldn't Make a New Year's Resolution
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Angela Moore, NASM Master Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Together, they discuss reasons why you should consider not making a New Year's resolution this year.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* Why resolutions are flawed* What we should focus on instead of resolutions* Focusing on changing behavior and how to approach it* Why goals work better than resolutionsFor more info on Angela Moore, visit Angela T. Moore (empoweredbyangela.com) (https://empoweredbyangela.com/)
How to Overcome Negativity Bias
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Dr. William Beecroft, Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. Together, they discuss negativity bias and ways to overcome it.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* What negativity bias is and how it develops* Ways to overcome negativity bias* How negativity bias impacts our health
Michigan Bucket List: Winter Edition
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Nick Nerbonne, Media, Digital and Industry Relations Director for Travel Michigan. Together, they discuss Michigan destinations to check out this winter.In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:* Michigan winter destinations to add to your bucket list* Summer destinations that are worth checking out in the winter* Destinations that are off the beaten path* Indoor destinations to visit if you're not of fan of cold weather
What an informative podcast
Chuck’s the best! Great podcast and very informative.
Off to a great start! I’m glad to hear simple solutions for being healthier.
Excellent start to a new podcast
I really enjoyed the first episode; Grace and Chuck had a good rhythm throughout the podcast. This topic is one that I find fascinating and I learned several items. I’m looking forward to future episodes and topics.