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  1. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 2: Don't Help Too Much

    The biggest mistake most caregivers make is providing too much care. Even if they don't admit it, people like to help themselves. Every time you do something for a person that the person could have done alone, there is a double loss. First, your effort may have been wasted. Second, the person has missed an opportunity to help him - or herself.As a caregiver, your highest goal is to give the perso

  2. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 1: Take Care of Yourself

    If you want to give good care, you have to take care of yourself first. Caregivers tend to deny their own needs. This strategy may work fine for short - term caregiving. For long - term caregiving, however, it is sure to lead to problems.Several problems can occur when caregivers don't take good care of themselves:They become ill.They become depressed.They "burn out" and stop providing care ...

  3. Health & Balance: Exercise to Relieve Stress

    Read more about exercise and stress.

  4. Stress Relief and Relaxation - Overview

    Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed,too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress. Tips to relieve stress When you feel stressed,you can: Take slow,deep breaths. Soak in a warm bath. Listen to soothing music. Take a walk or do some other activity. Meditate or pray. Take a ...

  5. Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

    Guide to stress management.

  6. Stress Management: Doing Meditation

    The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on the things that are happening right now in the present moment.

  7. Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax

    Yoga means different things to different people. This Actionset focuses on a kind of yoga called Hatha yoga. One of the benefits of Hatha yoga is that it can relieve stress and help you relax. Key points Yoga includes breathing,meditation,and exercises,called postures or poses,that stretch the body. You can do yoga to help you relax. The goals of yoga include improved physical and mental ...

  8. Stress Management: Doing Guided Imagery to Relax

    Guided imagery lets you use your imagination to go to a calm, peaceful place.

  9. Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

    Deep breathing is one of the best ways to relax.

  10. Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve tension.

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