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Brian Tiburzi

As a person with post-polio syndrome, one of the fundamental self-care guidelines that I use to conserve physical energy and avoid fatigue is to rest regularly throughout the day. I use a vibrating silent timer to remind me when to stop and rest. I’ve depended upon this little timer to remind me to stop and rest every four hours, to …

Lighten Up – Rest, Pacing, and Timing

Brian Tiburzi

You probably fill your car’s gas tank when it is one-half or one-fourth empty rather than waiting until it runs out of gas. Rest is the body’s equivalent of refueling. If you wait until your body is running on empty, it may be difficult to get going afterward and you may be out of commission for a few days. Many …