Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Caregivers, Don't Ignore Your Own Health

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Suggestions to help you stay well

Caring for someone else during a serious illness can take a lot out of you. The American Academy of Family Physicians says it's important to take care of yourself as you care for someone else.

The academy offers these suggestions:

- Get regular checkups with your own doctor.

- Eat a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet.

- Find time for plenty of sleep.

- Schedule time for 30 minutes to 60 minutes of exercise at least four days per week.

- Help manage stress with techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises.

- Take some time for yourself every once in a while.

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