Health Tip: Dealing With Loss

Healthy ways to face your emotions

(HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the death of a loved one, friend or family member can take a toll on your health -- both physically and emotionally.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to cope with a loss:

  • There is no right or wrong way to feel -- allow yourself to experience any emotions.
  • Ask for help when you need it, and talk to friends and family about what you're going through.
  • Keep up with your regular daily tasks to prevent them from piling up and overwhelming you.
  • Try to maintain a regular daily routine.
  • Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet, and avoid alcohol.
  • Try to avoid making any major decisions while still dealing with your loss.
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