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A Healthier Michigan Podcast

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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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

How Positive Self-Talk Reduces Stress

2/29/2024
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Dr. Kristyn Gregory, Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss ways positive self-talk can be beneficial to stress reduction. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:17:46

How to Stock Your Cupboards for Better Heart Health

2/15/2024
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:

Duration:00:20:03

What Numbers You Should Focus on for Good Heart Health

2/1/2024
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:

Duration:00:21:57

What to Look for in a Good Workout Routine

1/18/2024
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: You can learn more about Ann Marie at her website, or Instagram page.

Duration:00:25:15

Why You Shouldn't Make a New Year's Resolution

1/4/2024
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: For more info on Angela Moore, visit Angela T. Moore (empoweredbyangela.com)

Duration:00:25:32

How to Overcome Negativity Bias

12/21/2023
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:

Duration:00:21:41

Michigan Bucket List: Winter Edition

12/7/2023
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:

Duration:00:22:56

How to Recover from Burnout

11/23/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Dr. Kristyn Gregory, medical director of behavioral health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they explore ways we can identify and cope with burnout. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:21:24

Do Food Sensitivity Tests Actually Work?

11/7/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they explore if it's possible to take a test that shows you which foods to avoid. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:15:04

Easy Ways to Increase Your Veggie Intake

10/25/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss how we can incorporate more veggies into our diet. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:19:47

Is 10,000 Steps a Day Fact or Myth?

10/12/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Marissa Jarrett, well-being coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss if 10,000 steps a day is the step goal we should be aiming to achieve. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:22:07

How to Start and Maintain a Routine

9/28/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Ann Marie Wakula, certified personal trainer and macro nutrition coach. Together, they discuss how to approach starting and maintain a new routine. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: You can learn more about Ann Marie at her website, or Instagram page.

Duration:00:22:04

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Food

9/14/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss the impact our food can have on our carbon footprint and ways we can reduce it. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:21:10

Is There an Optimal Time to Work Out?

8/31/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Dr. Angela Seabright, care management physician for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss the science behind the optimal times to exercise and how aligning our exercise routines with our body's internal clock may enhance performance. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore:

Duration:00:19:03

Are These Social Trends Harming Your Skin?

8/17/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Dr. David Baird, chief dermatologist and director at Farmington Dermatologists. Together, they explore different skincare trends that claim to benefit your skin, but do they work and are they safe to practice? In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: Source

Duration:00:20:52

Ways Dehydration is Affecting You That You Didn’t Realize

8/3/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they explore ways dehydration is affecting you that you might not have realized. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: The post Ways Dehydration is Affecting You That You Didn’t Realize appeared first on A Healthier Michigan. Source

Duration:00:19:36

“Food Facts” You’ve Heard But Aren’t True

7/20/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they explore misconceptions about food that some may think are fact but are actually myths. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: The post “Food Facts” You’ve Heard But Aren’t True appeared first on A Healthier Michigan. Source

Duration:00:25:52

Can Food Impact Your Lifespan by the Minute?

7/6/2023
On this episode, Chuck Gaidica is joined by Shanthi Appelö, registered dietitian for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Together, they discuss how a study from the University of Michigan states that certain foods can increase – or decrease – your lifespan by the minute. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: The post Can Food Impact Your Lifespan by the Minute? Source

Duration:00:24:10

How to Maintain Balance Between Mental and Physical Health

6/22/2023
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 the connection between our mental and physical health. In this episode of A Healthier Michigan Podcast, we explore: The post How to Maintain Balance Between Mental and Physical Health appeared first on A... Source

Duration:00:20:58

The Power of the Past and Present

6/16/2023
In the upcoming episodes, we’ll feature conversations from the Mackinac Policy Conference, which centers around the theme “the Power of &.” This theme encourages dialogue among speakers and attendees, emphasizing the importance of an inclusive approach for Michigan’s policy solutions. By bridging divides and fostering nuanced thinking, the concept of “the Power of &” promotes unity, progress... Source

Duration:01:04:13