Caregiving can Lead to Death?!?!

Recently I went to the supermarket and took my weight, BP and pulse in one of those free machines.  I was not shocked by the weight.  I was flabbergasted by the blood pressure measure.  You see, I live with a condition where I normally have low blood pressure.  My primary back home always told me that if I had normal blood pressure, it was the equivalent of high in my case.  So, when I saw that the measure was borderline high for a normal human being, I almost had a heart attack.  I need to do better.  I also watched a video from the Home Instead Senior Care (I said Alzheimer’s Association in the video by mistake) where they explained that people caring for loved ones may develop chronic diseases or worse.  Caregiving can lead to death?  How can that be?

I volunteered for this job.  I wanted to take care of my family member.  If there is a mold on how this is going to go, I intend to break it.  I have no intention on getting any chronic diseases.  So what to do?  I can’t leave the house unless we choreograph an entire setup of humans.  I can’t pay for that many nurses during the day.  So, I figured I would let the exercise come to me.

I have always liked having exercise machines at home.  Rarely do I live somewhere and I don’t have my own stationary bike.  Come to think of it, this is the first place where I have lived without one.  I used to own a Total Gym and loved it so I just purchased a new one.  It should be arriving on Saturday.  I have to do whatever it takes to stay in shape and be the best person possible to take care of my family and not develop any chronic diseases.  In the meantime, I started adding more fruits to my diet.  If I am going to consume sweets, they might as well be the healthiest kind.

I leave you today’s video below and ask you, any suggestions?  Leave them in the comments section below.

Self Care Tuesday: Comfort or Health?

There are many ways this conversation can go so I will be blunt.  We are talking food.  Do you have a favorite comfort food?  Is it unhealthy?  Can you make it healthier?  Comfort or health?  Do we have to choose?

As you will see in this video, I have two comfort foods, chocolate and oranges.  By the way, no, I don’t eat them together because when I was a kid, that was the diet they gave to drug addicts to clean them up.

Going back to the video, we can talk about making your comfort food healthier.  However, I ask you, do you have to choose?  Leave your comments below.