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Friday, November 7, 2008

Caregiver Stress and Weight Gain


One of the biggest problems I have is weight gain. Even though I work out at the gym I tend to gain weight when the typical problems of caring for a person suffering from Alzheimer's set in. My weight has fluctuated by as much as 25 pounds up and down over the last five years. I am also looking for ways to get my weight under control.


Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?
A California study of 240 women found that dieters who replaced their sweetened drinks with water lost an average of 3 pounds more a year than those who didn't. Subjects who sipped more than 4 cups of water a day lost 2 additional pounds, compared with those who drank less. Plus, the phosphoric acid in soda may contribute to bone loss — and osteoporosis — by changing the acid balance in your blood.



Here are seven good ways to fight fat.



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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 2,255 articles with more than 272,100 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.



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