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The Jane Seymour Interview (Page 2 of 4)

An Interview with Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour:  Iím actually an advocate of complementary medicine. There are a million supplements out there, and sometimes I think there are just too many.  You donít know where to start and what really is important for you.  The ones that I take consistently now are because I want to be mobile.  I want to be able to move around.  When I did Dancing with the Stars, I realized that there were certain joints that were talking to me loudly.   I knew about certain supplements.  Iíve been trying things and advocating for quite a while.  And certain things do work, but some may work better than others.  That means then that Iím able to exercise.  Iím able to play golf.  Iím able to run around after the kids.  Iím able to dance.  Iím able to do all kinds of things that are healthy for me that I couldnít do if I was, you know, too achy and hurting and just curled up on the couch.  So Iím a great advocate, I guess in this point in my life, in terms of doing things in moderation and finding things that make you feel comfortable enough that you actually want to exercise and do the things that are good for you; and doing things carefully in moderation so you donít overdo it and then injure yourself.
 
Gary Barg:  Thatís what I tell folks at our Fearless Caregiver Conferences.   I tell caregivers that you put the best gas in your car, and then you go and put terrible fuel in your body.  How do you expect it to work?  How do you expect to function?
 
Jane Seymour:  Yes, exactly.  And if youíre going to be a caregiver, youíve got to take care of yourself. Youíre absolutely no use to anyone else if you suddenly get up in a funny position and your knees give in, your hips are hurting and your back goes out. How could you possibly help other people if you canít be fit and move freely yourself?
 
Gary Barg:  We always say caring for yourself is job one, and itís also the toughest thing to get a caregiver to act on.
 
Jane Seymour:  Yes.  We donít need two people needing care.
 
Gary Barg:  What would you suggest to a caregiver to look at for taking care of themselves?

 

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