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Three Tips for Caregivers

By on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog, Latest News |

Being a full-time caregiver for someone is a job that is rewarding but can also take a lot out of a person. If you are a caregiver and are feeling a bit overwhelmed, here are three tips to help you provide the best care for your loved one while still keeping your sanity. Take Care of Yourself Above all else, you absolutely need to take care of yourself. However, this can be extremely difficult for most caregivers as they are so focused on caring for their loved one. As a result, the caregiver eventually burns out because they have neglected to care for themselves. Caregivers need to keep in mind that the act of caregiving can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining on anyone. In order to provide the best possible care for your loved one, you must first yourself be taken care of. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help Many times, caregivers don’t ask for help when they need it. Perhaps as a caregiver, you might feel as though you are not in a position to ask for help, but you are. You are performing a selfless act by caring for another person, and caregiving is a big job for just one person. Having others whom you can count on for support and help will provide some relief to both yourself and the person you are caring for. Don’t Forget to Make Time to Have Fun As with many caregivers, you are likely spending the majority of your time with the person you are caring for. While it is understandable that most of your time is spent caring for this person, remember that it is okay to have some fun and take a break once in awhile. Find someone who can step in for you for a few hours and head out for a walk, a movie, or some shopping. Any way you can have fun and de-stress is a positive...

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Caregivers Burnout and the Importance of Me Time

By on Nov 24, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Caregivers Burnout and the Importance of Me Time Caregiving work can be very demanding and overwhelming. Sometimes it demands your attention throughout the day and at times during the night. This can often lead to a burnout. It is expected that caregivers will feel pressured in the course of carrying out their responsibilities. You need to watch out for caregivers stress and burnout. Symptoms of a burnout: Constantly feeling irritable or anxious Frequent cases of insomnia Binge eating or drinking Clouded mind and inability to concentrate Feeling resentful and projecting it on others Your job gives you little satisfaction Importance of Me Time From these symptoms it is clear why the job can take a toll on your relationships and even on your career as a caregiver. Setting aside time for yourself can seem like a selfish thing to do. However, me time ensures that you take care of your overall well being, which in turn helps to ensure that you’re healthy enough to carry out your responsibilities as a caregiver. Me time can be defined as the time you spend doing things you enjoy on your own rather than doing things for others. It goes a long way to minimize the risk of a burnout. It helps to improve your physical and mental well being so that you can live a fulfilling life despite the challenges. Things to do The things you do can only be determined by you since they are supposed to be the things you enjoy. They may include: Jogging, walking or hiking Watching your favorite show Taking a bubble bath with a good book Hanging out with friends Meditating or simply being alone in a quiet place Taking care of yourself is not as selfish as the phrase may imply. You need to be physically and mentally healthy to do your work diligently. Never feel guilty about setting aside time for yourself....

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Dr Marilyn Joyce INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y.™

By on Oct 11, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Dr Marilyn Joyce INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y.™ Caregiving can be a fulfilling job. The idea of offering support to another human being can actually be rewarding. However, the responsibilities that come with it are demanding and will often demand your immediate attention. For this reason, many caregivers are prone to depression, anxiety, and this can lead to burnout. Caregivers often offer their support selflessly, and will often continue providing loved ones this support despite feeling depressed, fatigued, and even unappreciated. Yet, caregivers need to be in their best state of mental and physical health to be able to provide the level of care that will enrich their loved one’s life. Dr Marilyn Joyce helps caregivers regain their sense of well being so that they can restore their emotional, physical, and social health. She wants to help you, so that the challenges you are going through do not affect your health or relationships. Who is Dr Marilyn Joyce? She is a registered dietician who has a doctorate in psychology and nutrition. She is also a practitioner of Yoga and Mind-Body-Spirit wellness with competencies in Yoga, nutrition, and psychology. She is able to provide holistic solutions using a scientific and evidence backed approach. Dr Marilyn Joyce helped cancer patients make positive lifestyle changes to their health when she was Director of Nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in the mid-nineties. Dr Marilyn Joyce is also a renowned speaker and author known for her globally acclaimed bestselling book, 5 Minutes to Health. She has used her professional experience to formulate holistic health programs that help caregivers feel positive, regain their psychological and physical health, and take charge of their lives again. Her 5 minute caregiver Energy Strategies include: Short, Easy Strategies You Can Be Using 1 Minute From Now 5 Minute Power Strategies to BOOST Your Energy Instantly Guilt-Free Strategies That Work Quickly, Easily, At Any Location Get instant E.N.E.R.G.Y.™ free for Caregivers...

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Natural Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

By on Sep 10, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Heart attack prevention (as well as all other cardiovascular diseases) requires you to be active in following smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet, and other unhealthy choices eventually take a toll on your body in a few years. No matter your age, a healthy diet, and proper physical activity can be hugely beneficial. How do you do that? Follow these three natural and straightforward steps.   Reduce smoking Smoking is a leading cause of oxidative inflammation and damage to the heart. Smoking a single cigarette a day, increases chances of heart attacks by 40 percent, while 40 cigarettes a day, increase the risk by up to 900 percent. Products like gasoline, insecticides, dry cleaning chemicals, personal care items introduce thousands of toxins in the environment every year. The toxins also lead to the inflammation and oxidative damage to the heart. To be safe, always use environmentally friendly personal care and cleaning products around your home.   Weight loss Study after study has indicated that there is a direct correlation between obesity and the risk of heart disease. The overweight, ought to lose some pounds to improve blood circulation. Nonetheless, it does not mean losing all they have, but building muscles in a healthy way.   Enjoy Life Stress triples the risk of heart disease. It is a standard feature no matter the physical location of any individual. Managing your stress level is a vital component of a natural heart attack prevention program.  Some researchers believe that stress is the leading cause of heart attacks in the modern society. Some of the things you can do to reduce stress and appreciate life more include biofeedback, acupuncture, and Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). It does not matter what program is your favorite; all that matters is that you do it on a regular...

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Helping Caregivers Regain Their Lives

By on Jun 9, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

Caregivers are in charge of taking caring of patients suffering from unceasing ailments and disabilities, most commonly patients who are old and those who are suffering from mental disorders and Alzheimer disease. It is an in demand yet the most challenging occupation in today’s time. Caregivers experience the toughest situations on a day to day basis. They are the ones who take care of sick people whom their loved ones can no longer manage. Because of their stressful environment, common problems such as depression, exhaustion, anxiety, and traumas are constant worries in their everyday lives. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we highly recommend you visit the Vitality Doctor, Dr. Marilyn Joyce. You can seek advice or ask her guidance on how you can manage stress in your day to day life. Dr. Marilyn Joyce is a great vitality consultant and a great educational speaker who helps people live a stress-free life by following a healthy lifestyle. She offers efficient strategies on how a caregiver can regain their lives from stress and depression. Caregivers are exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally almost all of their working years. This condition can lead them to suffer a lot more pressure and stress. However, with Dr. Marilyn Joyce, all of these mental pains can be relieved. One her best words of advice is to set a minimum time for yourself to have a break and do whatever you take pleasure in such as cooking, gardening, traveling, and going outdoors. Or better yet, take the time to work on your hobby and passion. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation. Go to the spa and have a full body massage more often. For more information, contact Dr. Marilyn Joyce and ask for her advice on how to help you achieve a peaceful and stress-free...

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Getting back your Energy!

By on Jun 4, 2016 in Blog, Latest News |

  Are you the kind of caregiver that really loves their job and puts everything into every service they offer? This is something every patient and person should feel lucky to find in a caregiver, however, the truth is that a lot of times, it is not appreciated. As a caregiver, it is very important for you to keep up a good spirit and to show that you are energetic and ready to help at all times. This can be hard when you are working 24-hour shifts, or when, even if you have short shifts, you have a difficult patient, or a complicated situation that makes things harder. You might be tired out or stressed out and counting your days until you have a break. If you need to find an easy and fast way to stop feeling tired, get back your energy and transform your stress, you might want to check out what Dr. Marilyn Joyce can offer you. Dr. Marilyn Joyce is an author and renowned speaker who published a book called INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y. TM, a series of strategies and systems that can be done in under 5 minutes by anyone, anywhere. These strategies might be exactly what you need to recover quickly during a particularly stressful day or week. She has several published books that cover other topics such as nutrition and energy and vitality and a lot of people attest to the big change they have felt in themselves thanks to her advice. You might want to log into her page and read more about what she can offer and how this can help you perform your job better and feel better about yourself. Her webpage includes a blog with relevant information on how to feel better quickly and number of other...

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