Having a chronic illness can completely overwhelm our lives, often compounded by those who cannot comprehend how something so debilitating can be long-lasting or even permanent. Those of us with chronic illness must take care of ourselves, so it should be understood that we might need specialized fitness and nutrition tips, customized to our conditions.
An illness, when it is permanent or otherwise long-lasting, becomes a disability. This should still not be used as an excuse to have an unhealthy diet or avoid any form of physical activity. We should instead use this as our motivation to try and improve how we feel and even our overall health. The first step incorporates understanding what changes we need to make in our lifestyles, even if these changes are different from those around us. We have specific needs which should be specifically addressed.
The CDC recommends that all those with chronic illness begin by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, decreasing sugary drinks, while also increasing physical activity.… Read the restRead the rest