There's a reason why flight attendants tell us that in the event of an emergency, we need to put on our own oxygen masks before helping others. To tackle a stressful situation, make a life change, or simply keep ourselves healthy while caring for others, we need to take care of ourselves, too.

Losing weight—or living a certain lifestyle in order to maintain a healthy weight—can be challenging. And while determination and perseverance contribute to your success, nurturing yourself is also essential.

That said, we talked with two healthy lifestyle experts to bring you 6 suggestions for how to effectively practice self-care.