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Survival tips for safeguarding your health and well-being

By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. September 9, 2010

One of my colleagues and I offer a public-speaking program for healthcare providers. Each participant has to give a three-minute presentation, which is videotaped and then critiqued. At one of these sessions, a student shared his recipe for survival with the group:

  • Nutrition. An astonishing 80 percent of your quality of life is related, at least in part, to what you eat.
  • Sleep. Absolutely crucial for its restorative property. When you sleep, you heal.
  • Exercise. Minimum of 30 minutes a day of activity that increases your heart rate, such as walking or using a stair stepper.
  • CPR. C stands for caring for oneself. P stands for priorities. And R stands for relationships. All three are critical to your survival.

Okay, I admit this is a simplified version, but there are some real nuggets of value to help us go the distance. What are your tips for surviving and thriving?

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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

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Sep. 09, 2010