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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Fatigue, Arthritis, Worry, Diabetes, Frustration, Asthma, Pain, Emphysema, and Others

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Filled with hundreds of tips, suggestions, and strategies, this guide offers practical medical solutions in clear language. It explains how to develop and maintain exercise and nutrition programs, manage symptoms, determine when to seek medical help, work effectively with doctors, properly use medications and minimize side effects, find community resources, discuss the ill ...more
Paperback, 3rd edition, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Bull Publishing Company (first published March 1994)
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Derek Barton
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Covers many chronic health conditions, but not in any great depth. A good book to gain an overview of the conditions mentioned on the cover.
Danielle Urban
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is an amazing book compiled with everything one needs to know about the basic chronic conditions that we all suffer from time to time. I was surprised at the depth of material presented in this book. It is a wealth of information that I plan to keep handy with me.

My grandmother was a hospice-at-home patient. This book, had the information I needed in order to know how to properly move my bedridden grandmother without hurting her or myself. In fact,
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As a certified wellness instructor of this Stanford University program, I value the extensive material supporting the weekly class topics. This manual moves the learning from corporate class time to a personal resource.

Exercises can be tailored to individual ability and needs to accomodate various chronic conditions. Distraction techniques and relaxation methods, reproduceable goal planning forms included for the major action planning tool in the self-management program, visual meal planning a f
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Susan
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book free while taking a class at my local community library. The class atmosphere allowed for many group discussions to accompany the topics of the day and each week we were to make an action plan as "homework". As a group we were encouraged to get and give both support and feedback to each other. However the 6 week course was cut short due to the "social distancing" requirement of the COVID19 pandemic. I decided to continue reading the book on my own, although it was not quite ...more
YoSafBridg
May 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
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This book covers every aspect of disease/life self-management starting with understanding your symptoms; using your mind to manage symptoms; exercising for fun, fitness, strength, and endurance (including tips for specific illnesses); communication skills; sex and intimacy; making your wishes known (advance directives, DNRs, living wills, etc); healthy eating; managing medications; and making treatment decisions; as well as chapters dealing with specific conditions; it ends with planning for the ...more
Reginald
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An outstanding informational guide for those of us who are seriously considering SELF-MANAGEMENT of our various illnesses. This book includes, Reading labels, Food Charts, Meal Planning, etc., that is also used in the Stanford University's Chronic Diseases Self Management Module. I use this in the Diabetes Classes that I co-facilitate.
Mary-Anne
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for anyone who is living with a chronic condition, such as asthma diabetes, chronic pain, ect. The Canadian version looks more specifically at things that include our health care system. It is most definitely worth the read, especially combined with Living a Healthy Live with Chronic Pain, for individuals who deal with pain, as both books do cover different topics.
Leilani
Jan 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty basic stuff. I would recommend it to someone who is just starting out taking care of themselves - like if you have a chronic health problem and you have no idea how to eat healthy, exercise, communicate your needs to other people in a way that isn't alienating...I had to read it for a class, but I still found some things in it that I can use in my personal life.
Ann Tracy
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
i got this book by mistake. i was reserving some anti-inflammatory cookbooks from the library, and thought this was about diet too, but it wasn't. i didn't fully read it, but skimmed it. it's very simplistic, and is trying to cover too many conditions. people can find a lot more info just by a good search.
Arifah
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
"All people have days when they don't feel like doing anything"

Love that statement from this book. What I've learned is: be a good manager for myself, enjoy life, eat healthy food, do regular exercise, and keep positive.
Maryann Moffit
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Kristine Sprunger
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok, I didn't read it *all*, the relevant portions for my life. However, it got me thinking, and I've since chanced some of my habits.
Lori
Feb 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Easy to read. Lots of helpful information regarding living day to day with a Chronic Condition.
Jamie Holloway
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved! read my review on my blog
Anita
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i learned quite a bit from this book. now to put it into practice.
Janet
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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