Unwrap Better Health
It’s time to say goodbye to the tired bottle of wine and stale cigars. Instead, give health from the heart. Here are eight gift ideas that encourage wellness.
Give the gift of Om with a gift certificate for yoga classes. Regular yoga practice has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and circulatory health, and even help with back pain. For parents with little ones, baby yoga offers the chance to bond and relax with your baby.
2. A pink noise machine
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with a pink noise machine. Pink noise is deeper and has slower waves than white noise. Listening to pink noise while sleeping is showing promise as a means to stave off dementia and improve memory.
3. Running shoes (that fit)
Give the gift of a better gait by taking your loved one to get properly fitted for a running shoe. Picking out a proper shoe will help prevent injury and is an essential step toward sustainable fitness habits.
4. A fitness tracker
Give the gift of wrist inspiration. Fitness trackers can help guide your loved one’s fitness journey and help them gauge their progress along the way.
5. Good eats
Give the gift of gut health by:
- Giving nuts from the heart, for the heart.
- Giving a garlic gift basket. Garlic may be bad for breath, but it’s great for health.
- Going homemade by giving holiday cookies with a healthy spin.
Or, try these healthier food gift ideas.
6. A foam roller
Give the gift of recovery with a foam roller. Pair the roller with these five exercises so your loved one can put it to immediate use.
7. A properly fitted backpack
Give the gift of spine health with a properly fitted and padded backpack.
If you do indeed end up going with the bottle of wine, first read about the benefits and harmful effects of wine.