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Take a Break! Helping Caregivers Relax and Stay Healthy

As caregivers we know it is easy to forget about your own health and comfort to focus on the needs of your loved ones.

Although caring for others is a selfless act, it is important to make sure you are staying on top of your own health needs so you can take the very best care of your loved ones.

Check out the following guidelines to improve your own health (and even help you relax!):

Balanced Meals – It's not always easy to eat healthy when you are constantly busy, but it is necessary. Make sure you are setting aside time to eat three balanced meals a day. Bonus – if you are eating three meals a day there's a better chance your loved ones will too!

Doctor Visits – Have you ever cancelled your own appointment to take your loved one to theirs? We've all done it, but it's vital to visit your doctor regularly to make sure you are staying on top of your health care needs. Make an appointment and stick with it!

Take a Break! – As we always say, there is no shame in asking for help! Stress can lead to many illnesses so you need to take a break and let your body relax.

Taking care of yourself today means a healthier tomorrow for you and those you care for!