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.
With spring temperatures finally here, it’s time to dust off the bicycle seat, oil the chain, and get out there to explore the bustling cities and the scenic mountain trails in and around the Capital Region. More than just a way to get around, bicycling strengthens your heart, reduces stress, improves your immune system, and more.
Lucky for us, New York State offers something for every cyclist – rolling hills, scenic views, and urban locales. Whether you’re a casual or serious rider, you can find a spot that’s nearby and suitable for your needs and fitness level. continue reading →
Look at your to-do list on a specific day. Visiting the dentist may not be at, near, or anywhere close to the top of that list. For some people, it ranks right below wrestling an angry alligator and right above sitting in a traffic jam for five straight hours on the Thruway.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but did you know that 40 percent of illness is completely preventable? That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says 900,000 Americans die each year from conditions that could be avoided through lifestyle changes and preventive care.continue reading →
After repeating this endless cycle for most of my adult life, I found myself in a food rut. I was bored of making and eating the same meals week after week. I was approaching Sunday meal preparation with little excitement, and was making the same grocery purchases so frequently that I could tally my bill before I even approached the register.
Go to any restaurant, office, mall, airport, or other public space and chances are you’ll find most people are tethered to an electronic device, whether it’s a mobile phone, e-reader, handheld gaming device, iPad, or laptop. Maybe that’s even the case around your own kitchen table!
As a kid, I drew and doodled constantly. My high school notebooks were crammed with illustrations filling the margins and any blank spaces. As a graphic design major, I took a ton of drawing classes in college. Despite all of the warnings from my professors, after graduation I largely stopped drawing and sketching.