Health Tip: Caregivers, Don't Ignore Your Own
(HealthDay News) -- 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
- Take some time for yourself every once in a while.
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