It’s Time for a Self-Care Plan

By Katie Starrantino
April 19th, 2022 Health & Wellness No Comments

Self-care is any activity you perform that helps you maintain and improve your own well-being.  When I speak with clients, I often use the analogy of a mug full of tea.  You start off with a full mug and then you may pour some to your grandchildren, to your volunteer activities, to a parishioner at your church.  By the end of the day, your mug is empty, and it needs to be filled back up.  Self-care helps us do that.

One of the best ways to start a self-care plan is to focus in on the dimensions of wellness.  These dimensions are: physical, intellectual, emotional, s…

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Friends Life Care Partners is celebrating spring with some of our favorite recipes and a seasonal grocery list.

Let’s Get Cooking

Click the video above for an introduction to our favorite recipes and watch the full version here. You can also download the recipes to make and enjoy on your own.

Eat the Season

Did you know that eating seasonal fruits and vegetables is good for your health, the environment, and your wallet? Shop for spring using Friends Life Care VigR’s® se…

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In the past, our parents and grandparents had doctors that made house calls and as we know that has changed!  Time is a rare commodity for doctor and patient alike.  Having good communication with your doctor is critical.  Appointment times vary and a high- quality visit is vital.

Coming prepared to your visit can make all the difference.  Read on for some steps to make the most of your doctor’s visit.

Set an agenda of what’s concerning you.
Be prepared and bring along medication lists and necessary health information.
Be honest about all aspects o…

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“So, do you have any questions for me?”

Hearing this from a healthcare provider at the end of an appointment can often cause your mind to either race or go blank. Surely, you have questions, but sometimes they come to you just as the provider walks out the door.

Communicating with healthcare providers can be difficult; our current healthcare system offers limited time and opportunity for both doctor and patient to connect in a meaningful way. According to a study conducted by the University of Southampton and published in the American Journal of Medicine, inef…

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If you’re worried your metabolism will slow – or already has – and that’ll lead to unhealthy weight gain, stop fretting.

Turns out, you have much more control over metabolism than you ever thought. And the long-believed theory that our ability to burn calories and fat diminishes with age is practically a myth, according to extensive research published in Science.
What is metabolic rate?
Your metabolic rate – what we usually refer to as our metabolism – is the rate your body burns calories to keep you alive and functioning. Ideally, you take in the right number of calor…

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