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Life Restructuring: Energy Conservation and Work Simplification

Life Restructuring/Energy Conservation and Work Simplification Have you or someone you care about recently experienced a major health change? Perhaps it was a serious injury with a long recovery time ahead or maybe a diagnosis of a chronic disease that requires some readjustments to the way you are used to living, or maybe it was a surgical procedure that requires some down time. All of these circumstances find us in a place that can leave us tired, overwhelmed and frustrated. We cannot do things the way we used to be able to do. We wonder if we will ever be able to manage things again. Who needs energy conservation? Persons with a chronic condition which may cause fatigue or episodes of fatigue. Persons in temporary situations such as recovery from major surgery or acute illness whose body systems are healing but need time to return to normal function. Persons undergoing treatments that may cause fatigue as a side effect. Persons who are experiencing body changes due to normal aging. Anyone who wants to do things more efficiently. We all have a certain amount of energy to spend on any given day whether we are in perfect health or have a condition or situation which affects our health and therefore, our energy systems and reserves. Every person, regardless of ability or disability has their own mobility and energy expenditure range. Athletes train to use their resources as effortlessly as possible to compete as they perfect their performance. Someone who has a chronic condition such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, myasthenia gravis, COPD (to name just a few), may experience episodes of...