How Expensive is Caregiving to Your Health Part 1?

Is Caregiving expensive to your health.

You can set yourself up for an unhealthy future with caregiving a Loved One?

Care givers are so busy caring for other people, they can put their own health at risk, due to health behaviours & choices which can cause higher rates of poor health, sooner and later.

Caregivers are often providing between 20 to 36 hours a week of care for a friend or relative who can no longer do things for themselves such as bathing, shopping, managing medications or paying bills.

Caregiving can bring additional stress, worry & burden. Without caring for your own health needs.

It can be very expensive in healthcare issues.

Taking small steps, every day can help you avoid them and bring more balance into your life.

  • Do you take time out every week, one full day off a week to give your mind and body time to restore.  Can’t take a whole day, do you take mini-breaks?
  • Are you sleeping 6-7 hours every night?
  • Everyday do you do something for fun e.g. play a game or go to a movie?

If you are experiencing any stressor due to caregiving or life, remember talking to someone as a sounding board can help put things into perspective. A doctor or health professional can also help.

Today write down steps so you can manage your life better – so it doesn’t have to be expensive to your own health care, now or later.

Remember you were created to be a human being not a human doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

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