self-care


Also found in: Medical, Idioms, Wikipedia.

self-care

(sĕlf′kâr′)
n.
The act of engaging in activities or behaviors that help one achieve or maintain good physical or mental health, especially to mitigate the effects of stress or trauma: "Self-care is not only an act of kindness toward yourself, it's also a necessary component of life now. We're constantly being bombarded with negative images and narratives" (Dom Jones). "It's important to make time for self-care, and you might be surprised by how much better you'll feel, both physically and emotionally, if you invest in improving your mental health" (Linsha Qi).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Gentile releases new book: "108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas"
TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- According to recent survey results, patients want more information from physicians on self-care.
In this case, we will define self-care. Self-care is an activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
(USA), July 24 (ANI): While they do promote the idea of health and overall well-being, physicians tend to overlook their own self-care.
Perhaps you have seen self-care posts doing the rounds on social media or maybe you overheard someone talk about it and are wondering; what is all this about?
10 July 2019 - Ireland-based self-care products provider Perrigo company plc (NYSE: PRGO) (TASE: PRGO) has closed the acquisition of Michigan, US-based purchase oral care company Ranir Global Holdings LLC, the company said.
Healthbox CIC counsellor Laura Turner said: "Self-care should be as important as reaching targets at work.
Healthcare experts want children to be taught self-care so they recognise and know how to treat minor ailments.
Synopsis: "108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas" was written by Julie M.
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, explains how kids can participate in self-care so they can experience the mental and physical benefits of taking care of themselves.
Kessler, along with several key members of his leadership team, will share the Company's strategic plan, vision, and financial objectives while introducing their priorities for transforming Perrigo from a healthcare company to a consumer self-care company.