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Memorial Hospital - Winter 2016

by the n umbers Winter 2016 | 3 No.1 Tip to Avoid Sickness It’s couch potato season. Everyone is snuggled in, curled up on the couch and munching on treats that may not be good for the waistline. Here’s a thought: During commercials, turn your family room into a gymnasium. For starters, try the following options. Count Your 1. Sit on the edge of the couch, hold on to the cushions, and lift your knees up toward your chest. 2. Work on your biceps—grab a bottle of water and do a set of curls. 3. Walk in place as you watch TV. If that isn’t your idea of how to burn calories, HealthLink at Memorial offers many exercise classes to get you up and moving. Your next step? Call 719-444-CARE (2273) for more information. One of the very best things you can do to avoid getting sick—and getting other people sick—is to wash your hands. Sure, it’s the time of year when a lot of people are sneezing and coughing. And, yes, germs are spread that way. But they’re also spread from hand-to-hand contact, transferring germs from one person to another. Use soap and clean water to wash your hands. Be sure to lather up, rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds. Rinse, and dry your hands. If you do happen to come down with a cold or the flu, Memorial has six primary care locations throughout the region to help you feel better. Call 719-694-1119 to set up an appointment. Tone-Ups a good night’s sleep is so important for your health. Lack of sleep can make your memory foggy, your mood grumpy and your appearance haggard. Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can also put you at risk for more serious ailments: heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. The Sleep Disorders Center at UCHealth Memorial Hospital is an advanced, hospital-based Colorado Springs sleep center. Memorial provides the highest level of sleep medicine services from a multispecialty team of sleep medicine doctors and specialists, all here, close to home in Colorado Springs. The center evaluates common sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea and narcolepsy. For more information about the center and its services, call 719-364-8840. for couch potatoes 3 s


Memorial Hospital - Winter 2016
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