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Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Illness
Try to eliminate one unhealthy practice

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Learning how to manage your chronic illness can help make coping easier.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice:

  • Examine your lifestyle and choose one unhealthy practice to address.
  • Create a specific goal to address your issue, such as exercising three days per week.
  • Create a plan to deal with factors that may interfere with your goal.
  • Make sure your goal is realistic.
  • Schedule regular follow-up appointments with your doctor to track your progress.

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