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.

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What a Registered Dietitian Can Do for You

You might consider visiting a registered dietitian for a variety of reasons. But, first things first – what is a dietitian? All dietitians are nutritionists, but not every nutritionist is a registered dietitian. Registered dietitians are experts in food and nutrition and can advise patients as to which eating habits and lifestyle changes can help them reach a health-related goal. continue reading →

A Locavore’s Delight: Your Capital Region Farm to Table Guide

locavore's delight

Lo·ca·vore.   Noun\ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr\ One who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.
– The Merriam-Webster dictionary

We talk a lot about healthy, nutritious food, but where does it come from? We’re fortunate that the Capital Region is rich with locally harvested and raised food. Take a tour with us through farms, farmers’ markets, and community shares right in our own backyard. continue reading →

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What’s a Summer Without Zucchini?

Whatever else you have planted in your garden this summer, I hope you threw a few zucchini seeds into the ground. Really, a few! This summer standby is a prolific producer. If you got excited and planted the entire packet of zucchini seeds, get ready to see a lot of green. continue reading →

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Food Safety, Part I: Best Practices for Safe Grilling

Summer is a great time of year for barbecues, vacations, and camping and boating excursions. And, for many of us, it’s a chance to indulge in some special foods that we reserve specifically for these activities. However, just because it’s summer and you’re on vacation, it doesn’t mean you should be less careful about how you handle your food – after all, the last thing you need is a nasty bout of food poisoning! continue reading →