The Importance of Caregiver Health

Caregiving is an important women's health issue because 70% of caregivers are women giving unpaid care to someone else.

Women caregivers are six times more likely to have depression or anxiety than non-caregivers. Other serious health problems can occur as well, including sleep deprivation and obesity due to poor diet.

While there are no easy answers to the problem, it's important for caregivers to schedule routine breaks and take time for themselves without judgment or guilt. A good workout routine can also help, even if it's as simple as taking regular walks.

About the Author...
Pam Tauscher
Pam works as Executive Producer and Panel Moderator for the MomsEveryday Show, as well as serving as MomsEveryday host in her local market in Madison, WI.

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