12 Days of Wellness 2015

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MedStar Georgetown specialists offer helpful suggestions, tips and reminders about staying healthy in mind, body and spirit as we celebrate the holidays.

Day 1

On the first day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
You only have one.
Protect it from holiday heart syndrome.

Day 2

On the second day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Those two hands need to be washed often to prevent the flu. What's good hand hygiene?

Day 3

On the third day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Follow my 1, 2, 3 rule for a healthy microbiome and your GI tract will give you a peaceful holiday.

Day 4

On the fourth day of wellness, my doctor said to to me... For 4 heart chambers pulsing in a healthy rhythm, do these things before heavy exercise or shoveling snow!

Day 5

On the fifth day of wellness, my doctor reminded to me...
You have 5 golden fingers. Don't lose them preparing holiday meals!

Day 6

On the sixth day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Do this activity by 6 p.m. or 2-3 hours before you go a laying
to avoid Acid Reflux.

Day 7

On the seventh day of wellness, my doctor said to me... Here's a lesson on healthy spines a shoveling!

Day 8

On the eight day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Here's why you need 8 hours of sleep during the holidays!

Day 9

On the ninth day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Diabetes doesn't have to spoil your holiday party. Here's how!

Day 10

On the tenth day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
Keep your 10 fingers out of the leaping snow blower blades. See what you might not know!

Day 11

On the eleventh day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
11 noses blowing, throats a clearing -- Here are some secret remedies for the season of dryness. 

Day 12

On the twelfth day of wellness, my doctor said to me...
If you're an organ recipient, march to your own beat so you can enjoy the holiday drummers drumming.

Bonus: Day 6

On the sixth day of wellness my doctor said to me-here are 6 spices to help aid your digestion as you indulge in holiday cheer. 

Bonus: Day 9

On the ninth day of Wellness my doctor said to me...
If teens snooze 9-10 hours to catch up on sleep after a season of exams, it's okay!