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.
Being new to a gym can be intimidating. When you walk in, it’s easy to feel out of place, or unsure about where to begin. If this sounds familiar, a group exercise class may be a great place to start to put you on the path to meeting your fitness goals!
You may think about time with family and friends. Maybe you think of decorations, presents, or even holiday music.
For some people, the thought of the holidays 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 be aware when they come on.
Even if you are healthy and have no family history of breast cancer, it is important that you schedule a mammogram. The American Cancer Society reports that the vast majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer had no family history of the disease. That is to say these women were the first in their families to face a breast cancer diagnosis.
Vaping ̶ the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol (vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar device ̶ has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a market research study conducted by Euromonitor, the number of people vaping has increased from about seven million in 2011 to 35 million in 2016, and is projected to reach nearly 55 million by 2021.
Jeff Gallo of Latham, NY, likes to take an out-of-the-box approach to fitness. Sure, he could have easily joined a gym, but a few years ago he landed on something that worked well for him – indoor rock climbing, an activity that can help individuals burn a whopping 500 to 900 calories per hour.