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Practice peace of mind

Take time for your well-being – it has never been more important. Scroll for tips on how to take care of yourself.


 
Digital devices and eye strain

We are not likely to cut back on cell phone and computer use any time soon. So, what can we do about the related eye strain? Try the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eyestrain: every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.

 

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Check on You, Check on Two

Take a moment to check in with yourself each day, and then check in with two colleagues, friends, or neighbors.

Legacy physician Carol Bunten, M.D., developed “Check on You, Check on Two” as a simple idea to promote compassion, connection and kindness.

 
How to cope with emotions 

Tough times can wear on us emotionally, but maintaining healthy habits such as exercising, eating right and getting adequate sleep can help. As we continue our efforts in physical distancing, try some of these techniques to manage your stress. “For one, we can make choices about our behavior,” says Lynnea Lindsey, Ph.D., director of Legacy Behavioral Health Services.

 

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The ABCs of Facing Uncertainty

To deal with uncertainty, start with your ABCs:

Awareness of how the unknown affects you — mind, heart or body
Balance in how you spend your time
Connection with friends, loved ones and peers, even when physical distancing

“Learn how to ground ourselves in the things we can control” says Lori Eckel, LCSW, a social worker with Legacy Medical Group

 

 

Feel better through healthy living

It’s never been more essential to focus on staying well. Our guide to healthy living offers advice on prevention, exercise, weight management and more. 

 
Get cooking with good health

Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? Find recipes that are both tasty and good for your health. From high fiber to low fat, from main dishes to desserts — we've got you covered.

 

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