Work-life balance for working caregivers may be difficult. But you are not alone - among the 44 million unpaid elder caregivers in the US, 75% are employed.
Sally is 49 year old caregiver to her 90 year old mother with Alzheimer's Disease. Sally is also the mother of two teenage sons and she works full time supervising a multi-million dollar program. Between her job, taking her sons to after-school activities, and caring for her mother, she has little time for her own hobbies and interests. Lately she feels distracted at work, a problem referred to as "presenteeism."
Adding activity into your day is possible. Choose activities that you enjoy. Adults should aim for at least 21/2 hours or 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Every little bit adds up, and doing something is better than doing nothing. Most important -- have fun while being active!
1. Take 10
Do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time to reach your weekly goal. Walk the dog for 10 minutes before and after work and add a 10-minute walk at lunchtime.
2. Mix it up
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You've gone online to get the checklists, read the articles, joined the webinars, and gathered some really good disaster preparedness tools for your business. But what should you tackle first? Is it the financial protection that comes with good insurance coverage? Should your priority be protecting your employees? And how do you find the time to work on a disaster recovery plan?
CDOT and State Patrol Roll Out New Tools, Hold Car Seat Check Events
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are teaming together in an annual effort to encourage parents and caregivers to protect children in vehicles. National Child Passenger Safety Week begins this weekend and runs from Sept. 18 to 24. The annual campaign raises awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
Learn how at a series of free National Preparedness Month Webinars
When large scale disasters hit an area, the infrastructure failure is particularly damaging to small businesses. Recent flooding in Louisiana points to a hard rule: when your business is cut off from clients, vendors and critical staff, the economic losses continue long after the cleanup is done.
New Factors Increase Importance of Mid-Year Check Up
The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017. Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.
by Southeast Health Group
In 2014, Colorado was ranked 7th in the nation for suicide, with 19.78 deaths per 100,000 people, and a total of 1,083 suicide deaths, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For every one completed suicide, there are 25 attempted suicides that are not completed. These are the survivors.
Contact lens wearers can take simple steps to prevent infections and damage
Nearly 1 in 5 contact lens-related eye infections reported to a federal database involved a patient who experienced eye damage, according to a report published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
By Chris Parmeter, District Wildlife Manager
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
In the 1980 movie classic, "The Mountain Men", the character Henry Frapp is
questioned by a young green horn: "Haven't you ever been lost?" Frapp scratches
his whiskers and after a recollecting pause, replies, "A fearsome confused for a
month or two... but I ain't ever been lost!"
For the fur trappers, wandering through a vast and unexplored country, "lost"
would have been something of an oxymoron. Not knowing where you were was a