By Rachael Link — 2018
Despite its recent surge in popularity, fasting is a practice that dates back centuries and plays a central role in many cultures and religions.
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With each diagnosis, knowing her life hung in the balance, she was “stunned, then anguished” and astonished by “how much energy it takes to get from the bad news to actually starting on the return path to health.”
Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes—thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease.
When Peter Keating took off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon, it was the realization of a dream come true, but he never imagined just how unique his 26.2-mile trek would be.
“I still eat rice and beans. I just use brown rice now,” said Annya Santana of Menos Mas, a wellness company that speaks to African-American and Latinx communities.
If you have suddenly been put into the role of caregiver, what should you do—and how can you stay strong while you do it?
When romantic partners are caregivers.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re trying to maintain a healthy relationship while one or both of you are living with chronic illness.
Here are a few tips to help guide you in supporting a loved one with a lifelong, debilitating illness.
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Caregivers should take advantage of resources and supportive services to safeguard their own health. Remember that a caregiver can’t provide proper care if their own health is compromised.