(HealthDay News) -- Learning how to manage your chronic illness can help make coping easier.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice:
Examine your lifestyle and choose one unhealthy practice to address.
Create a specific goal to address your issue, such as exercising three days per week.
Create a plan to deal with factors that may interfere with your goal.
Make sure your goal is realistic.
Schedule regular follow-up appointments with your doctor to track your progress.