Vacations are a time to sit back, relax, enjoy, and separate yourself from the stressors of life. Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, looking out at the blue, crisp ocean, with your feet in the sand, and the warm sun on your skin. Hear the waves crashing into the beach, and smell that fresh ocean scent. Ahhhhh... Then to top off this moment, you go to pick up your margarita. Is it a regular margarita with lots of sugary sweet-and-sour mix or a 'skinny' made with cucumbers and/or agave? Even though you’re kicking back, it doesn't mean you can't kick back in a healthful way.
Sure, you may ‘food splurge’ here or there on your vacation, but it doesn't mean you have to forgo all healthy eating habits. Actually, if you continue eating healthy, you'll be able to enjoy more of your vacation. You'll feel energized, well-rested, and motivated to experience your next adventure. Whether it's swimming with dolphins, enjoying time at the beach, or climbing that mountain...
A couple months ago we surveyed a group of healthcare professionals and caregivers who work with dementia individuals.
The survey was focused on caregiver self-care and guilt. We asked the following true or false questions.
The results were unfortunately not shocking since we know the burden caregivers carry, often putting their own needs last.
55% answered that they have struggled with self-care at some point in the past
45% answered that they have lost touch of their hobbies, or don't have a hobby
60% answered that they spend so much time taking care of others that they don't take time to care for themselves
40% answered that at times, they feel guilty when caring for themselves,...