Natalia joined CDPHP in 2015 as a communications writer/editor. Born and raised in the Capital Region, Natalia earned a BS in marketing and management from Siena College and an MBA from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University). A self-professed news junkie and lover of iced coffee, Natalia currently resides in North Greenbush with her husband, two kids, and a faithful yellow lab.
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Back in May of 2019, you may have been one of the 10,000 participants who laced up their sneakers to run, jog, or walk in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. Your participation and donation also directly impacted two local organizations: The Albany Damien Center and Family Promise of the Capital Region.
As we open the application process for the 2020 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge Charities of Choice, we wanted to let you know how your generosity helped both the Damien Center and Family Promise expand and enhance their programming.
I don’t know about you, but when the holiday season rolls around, I’m like…give me all the treats! It starts with Halloween candy and goes right up until New Year’s Day, if I’m being completely honest. While I exercise regularly and even joined a new gym this year that really got me out of my comfort zone and improved my strength and endurance (I got my fitness reimbursement, too!), what you’re putting into your body also matters. A lot. And some of us are now over 35 with two kids, which doesn’t help anything (cough, ME, cough).
The holidays are supposed to be a time for joy, but for some people, they can introduce feelings of stress – about work, family, finances, and about how to balance it all.
Feelings of anxiety or depression can also develop during the holidays, and that’s why it’s important to recognize the difference between temporary melancholy and something more serious.
Getting outdoors to work out is always nice, but extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and my personal least favorite thing of all time – humidity – can make it challenging. Luckily, our five, free Fitness Connect locations are exempt from all of these deterring factors, so you can get a work out in no matter what!
As a CDPHP employee, I consider myself very lucky to have a farmers’ and artisans’ market right in my parking lot every Thursday from June through October. I can buy fresh produce, check out amazing handmade items, and even pick up a tasty lunch.
Do you think I remember to do any of these things on a weekly basis?
Nope. That’s why I’m challenging myself – and you! – to get to the market. Oh, did I forget to mention that it’s open to the public?