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Self-care extends beyond your health

It also encompasses factors like nutrition and lifestyle; self-care can boost clinical outcomes

Many of us use simple home remedies to treat the common cold, sore throat or other minor ailments.

Some of us also try to avoid becoming sick by adopting healthy diets and lifestyles while others take vitamin supplements to improve their health. There are also those who take preventive measures such as going for regular health screenings and vaccinations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2018, with the headline 'Self-care extends beyond your health '. Print Edition | Subscribe