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Your own wellbeing

Advice on keeping fit and staying healthy while looking after someone else

Time off

Most carers say they want more time off from caring. Find out how you can get a break from caring, a holiday, and regular help.

Taking care of yourself

Practical tips on taking care of your own health and wellbeing when you're looking after someone.

Also on Choices

It's important to keep fit and healthy when you're a carer. These areas of NHS Choices can show you how to stay well.

Last reviewed: 26/01/2009

Next review due: 25/01/2011

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