Healthy Living

We hear so much every day about healthy living, but how many of us are actually making consistent choices that will benefit our health? Maintaining a healthy weight, being fit, and making wise nutrition choices all go a long way in living longer and improving your quality of life. It seems like every day, however, the experts change their minds about which foods are best for you, how much exercise is enough and which are the most effective ways to exercise. The good news is, we can help. Did you know that CDPHP offers wellness workshops, online health assessment tools, videos and animations on specific health-topics, a symptom checker and more?

Visit here often for more suggestions how to practice healthy habits in your already hectic life. We know that sometimes life can get in the way of your commitment to healthy eating and exercising, and we’re here to give you some easy life hacks that you can use to get on track and stay there, even if you occasionally fall off course.

Recently posted in Healthy Living

Tips to Avoid Poison Ivy (And What to Do if you Can’t)

As a kid, I loved being outside. I helped with a tiny bit of yard work, but one of my favorite activities was throwing a tennis ball against the garage and pretending to be my favorite baseball player.

The driveway at my parents’ house was lined with bushes that were knee-high, and on the other side of those bushes, poison ivy would grow every year. Somehow, a ball would always roll into that patch of poison ivy, or I would walk through it while cleaning up sticks and twigs from the yard. The end result was a week or more of me wanting to continuously scratch my arm, hand, or leg, and my mom doing her best to keep me comfortable.

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Staying Sharp with CDPHP Wellness Classes

Ron White has always known the importance of staying healthy.

In 23 years working at the University at Albany, Ron coached swimming, diving, track and field, and cross country. He also taught wellness classes, helping students to make positive lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet. continue reading →

Step into National Parks

The first U.S. national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established by Congress in 1872 and is known worldwide for its colorful hot springs and the Old Faithful geyser, which shoots water 100 feet into the air. While Yellowstone is the most famous national park, there are so many more amazing parks to explore and experience!

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Get Out There: Where to Take Your Wheels

If you’re looking to swap your hiking boots for a bike helmet, New York state has a web of bike trails ranging from perfectly paved to ruggedly wild.

Whether you’re looking to just bike in for a pleasant picnic or spend a day traversing hills and valleys, there’s plenty to choose from in the Capital Region and beyond. Spend an hour or a whole day exploring the area on two wheels. It’s healthy, fun, and there’s no telling what you may discover.

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Prime Picnic Areas Near New York State’s Hudson Valley and Capital Region

It’s taken a long time for winter to yield to spring this year, and if you’re like me, you’re craving warm-weather activities in all forms. One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to usher in spring and summer is a picnic with friends or family members in one of New York’s many beautiful, and often breathtaking, natural settings. Whether you prefer tailgating or a simple meal on a blanket near a lake or waterfall, picnics are a great way to change up your meal routine and unwind in the middle of nature.

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