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One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you as you get older is dealing with sickness and other disease. If it is something that is not life threatening, it can still be damaging to your life because it might impact other areas of your life and your health, and it might be hard to recover from those effects once you have recovered from the original sickness.

The best way that you can deal with disease and other sicknesses is to make sure that you are taking proper care of yourself through the sickness. Take all of the medicines that you are supposed to take, even if you feel like you don't have to take them, or that you can stop taking them. Take whatever your doctor tells you to, and take it whenever you are supposed to. You should also talk to your doctor about nutritional supplements that you can take while you are sick, so that some of the nutrients you are losing through the sickness can be replaced. Remember that you need to ask your doctor if there is anything else you should be taking.

If you are dealing with a long-term illness, you still want to have as productive of a life as you can have. You should talk to your doctor about ways that you can stay active, even if you cannot be as active as you have been in the past. There might be some exercises that your doctor will have you do, even if you are bedridden, so that you can keep whatever muscles you have that aren't affected by your sickness healthy. As soon as you feel better, you should begin to get some movement back, so make sure you are in contact with your doctor about this.

Another important aspect to getting through disease is to keep your mind sharp and to keep thinking about things. Read books and magazines, or listen to them. Talk with others about interesting things. See if you can find something like crossword puzzles or other kinds of puzzles that will help your mind to stay active and sharp. Keeping your mind sharp is important, because it will help you to be able to recover faster from your illness. Even if your body is unhealthy, our mind doesn't have to be. You should always take care of your mind, and always continue learning new things.

Disease doesn't have to mean the end. By keeping a positive outlook on life and taking care of your body in the best way possible, you can continue to have a high quality of life.

Reuben John, is the author of the book on Staying Healthy And Fit As You Age. He has trained thousands in Fitness, Exercise, Diet and Nutrition. Discover more little known secrets to staying youthful and energetic at