Review: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management Skills for Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and Other Physical and Mental Health Conditions


Nobody wants to have a chronic long-term illness. Unfortunately, most of us will experience at least one of these conditions during our lives.

The goal of this book is to help people with chronic illness explore healthy ways to live with physical or mental conditions. A healthy way to live with a chronic illness is to seek soundness of body and mind and work to overcome physical and emotional issues.

The challenge is to learn how to function at your best regardless of the difficulties living with a chronic condition can present. The goal is to achieve the things you want to do and to get pleasure from life. That is what this book is all about.

By showing readers how to become active self-managers through problem solving, goal setting, and action planning while also presenting the basics of healthy eating, exercise, relaxation, and emotional empowerment, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions offers readers a unique and exciting opportunity—the chance to take back one’s life and enjoy it to the fullest extent possible while living with chronic illness.

Originally based on a five-year study, this completely revised 5th edition has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world.

Rating: 5-stars


Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is an amazing book compiled with everything one needs to know about the basic chronic conditions that we all suffer from time to time. I was surprised at the depth of material presented in this book. It is a wealth of information that I plan to keep handy with me. My grandmother was a hospice-at-home patient. This book, had the information I needed in order to know how to properly move my bedridden grandmother without hurting her or myself. In fact, the nurses that stopped in to check on Nana reinforced that knowledge from the book. I was beyond happy! There is much more I can go on about but I recommend this to parents, college students, and professionals everywhere. The elderly definitely need to read this book as well. So much can be learned and prevented or treated early on, if I had read this book. Overall, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is a must have for every library both in home and everywhere.

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