Fun Wellness Activities for Caregivers
Happy Wednesday caregivers! We are accustomed to taking care of others, however, we often put our health on the back burner. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things, but caregivers often forget about it. Start from now, and spend more time on your own fitness, nutrition and other needs! Let’s check some fun wellness activities for caregivers together XD!
Make sure you’re not all sitting in a chair during the day. Get up from your chair, take a walk outside and move throughout the day! Some fresh air can help you stimulate your creativity. Set aside 10-15 minutes a day to go for a walk. Trust me, exercise is always helpful.
We know that caregiving is challenging and sometimes, overwhelming, therefore, stress management is crucial for caregivers. Whenever you feel stressed, take a deep breath and then take a ten-minute break for meditation. You can also just close your eyes and implement “no-talk times” during the day. Try it, it can help you de-stress and refocus your energy so that you can become more productive afterwards.
Healthy Recipe Sharing
Healthy eating is just as essential as fitness for maintaining your wellness. But for caregivers, we probably do not have enough time to prepare fancy nutritious meals for ourselves. Find healthy meal recipes that take 10 minutes to prepare. During the lunch break, chat with your colleagues and share your recipes! Could be an avocado egg sandwich, tuna, kale and spinach salad, etc. Discover your creative side and generate some easy healthy meal ideas!
Have more ideas? Share with us! Please comment below with the caregivers’ wellness activities you have attended or you would like to try! CareStory wants to hear from you!
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