Health Tip: Self-Manage Chronic Illness

(HealthDay News) -- Caring for yourself is an important part of managing a chronic illness.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:

  • Honestly evaluate unhealthy habits, and choose those that you would like to change.
  • Create specific goals to help you change a bad habit. For example, instead of just pledging to exercise more, choose a precise exercise type, day and time.
  • Make sure your goals are realistic, and that you feel confident you can reach them.
  • Meet regularly with your doctor to follow your progress and discuss any challenges.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNews
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