It is no secret that many Americans have been providing care to a relative and loved one, and it is as time consuming as a full-time job. Some individuals run into problems while they care for others, including stopping taking care of themselves, according to Caring.com.
The news source reports that many caregivers will begin to notice their clothes a little tighter, as the "caregiver 10" is quite common among these individuals. Some may even experience a 20-pound weight gain since they started to provide home care.
In addition, there is a simple solution that was found by a recent study, and that is for caregivers to like themselves more. If they have a positive body image, it can go a long way in helping with weight loss efforts, the media outlet reports.
According to the AARP, there are currently 70 million people in the U.S. who are providing home care to loved ones, and they are unpaid. These Americans can run into weight gain, along with other emotional and physical problems, unless they take care of themselves as well.