The holidays are in full swing and everyone is singing about jingling bells, and Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blizten, and Rudolph of course. Another reoccurring song or tradition that has become a part of our culture in various ways is the 12 Days of Christmas. We see it on TV with 12 Days of Giveaways, our staff did 12 Days of Fitness via Instagram, and all over Facebook there have been 12 days of something or another where companies thank you for supporting them by offering contests throughout the 12 days.
This got me thinking about how we jump on that wagon, easy enough… we are going to offer the 12 Days of Wellness. So I set out to ask around the office, when do the 12 Days of Christmas occur? Most people, including myself thought “around the 13th or 14th?”, 12 days out from Christmas. Doh, I’ll just google it. Here I thought I’d engage people, because that’s what we are good at, engaging your residents in your senior living communities or your corporate wellness members and strike up a conversation. I could have gotten the answer right away if I just Googled it.
If you haven’t Googled it yourself, in general you would find that the 12 Days of Christmas actually begins on Christmas and carries on for 12 days ending on January 5. If you need a more detailed explanation, I recommend you Google it for yourself as it does vary between beliefs.
Back to me jumping on the band wagon to celebrate 12 days… Join us via our Facebook page or Twitter for the 12 Days of Wellness starting tomorrow. As we head into the New Year and establish those dreadful resolutions, take into account more than just the typical exercise more, lose 10 pounds, eat better. There are more aspects to your overall wellness that will help you lead a healthier life. Subscribe to our blog, we have some new authors from our staff in 2014 along with some great programs to share with you in our NIFS Best Practices series where we will feature some of our most successful programs in both Corporate Fitness settings and Active Aging communities.
Enjoy the holiday season and our 12 Days of Wellness!