Candice Bergen's Big Comeback

 

Candice Bergen is best known for her role as the title character in the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown. This Californian actress is also the winner of 5 Emmy Awards & 2 Golden Globes for her work in film and television.

What many people are not aware of is that she is also the survivor of a stroke. The 2006 incident wasn’t too severe but Bergen told The Daily Mail that to this date “my memory is just not quite the same”.

But Bergen didn’t let her stroke slow her down. Two years later, she was nominated for an Emmy for best Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Boston Legal. She is still a staple in the television world today, and has added two new Broadway credits to her name.  She also is a regular contributor to wow0wow.com, a culture & politics website.

Recovering from a stroke or living with heart disease doesn’t need to stop you from living life the way you want to...

... but incorporating new strategies can help make things easier:

  • Take a Balanced Approach: Strokes and heart & circulation problems can leave us feeling a bit uncertain of balance. But small adaptions can help. For example, if you feel the need, make your daily walk a bit safer by adding some nordic walking poles. These will give you added balance while reducing stress on your knees and back.
  • Get with the Gadgets: For example, a reacher can help you grab out of reach things. It’s a simple tool with a trigger on the handle end and a claw on the other, but it can save you feeling off balance or from over-exerting yourself when you don’t need to. 
  • Time Management Tricks: Making a schedule that reflects the time you have instead of the time you wish you had will go a long way to reducing stress, limiting fatigue and helping you stay healthy.

 

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