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Health Tip: Moms, Don't Neglect Your Health

Exercise, eat well and manage stress

(HealthDay News) -- With so many responsibilities, it may be difficult for moms to care for themselves.

Here are some suggestions, courtesy of the American Council on Exercise:

  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of water.
  • Make time for regular exercise.
  • Find a little time each day just for you. Schedule a date night with your partner.
  • Indulge in a relaxing bubble bath.
  • Treat yourself to a massage. Touch therapy can be soothing and boost hormones that help your mood.
  • Make time to connect with friends, for lunch, coffee or a phone call.
  • Laugh every day! Seek out a funny joke, movie, book or story.

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