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.
I eat A LOT. Years ago, when purchasing a new lunch box I had to ask the clerk to pretend I was a 6ʹ tall construction worker and stop suggesting dainty lunchboxes. During the work day, my very predictable breakfasts (yes, plural!), lunch, and snacks are all very healthy and consisted largely of fruits and vegetables. After hours and weekends, though? That’s when the gloves come off.
During the fall and winter, the days can seem painfully short in this part of the country. It’s easy to snuggle up on the couch, dive into a homemade tin of cookies and some hot chocolate around the holidays, and bundle up for the long, cold weeks of winter that follow. As the season stretches on, that inactivity and those bad habits can lead to weight gain (despite your best efforts to eat healthy), decreased fitness, and the dreaded feeling of cabin fever.
A simple phone call might have saved Shari’s life. A CDPHP community health specialist called Shari and offered to help her set up an appointment for a cervical cancer screening, commonly known as a Pap test. Shari decided that there was no time like the present and picked a day and time to see her OB/GYN.