5 Gifts that Say I Love You and Want to Help You be Healthy

If you’ve made the necessary changes towards a healthier lifestyle, you may be wondering what you can do to encourage those you love to go down a healthier path. This can help them not only increase the quality and length of their life, but allow you to enjoy their company for many years to come.

With Christmas just days away, now is the time to give that gift that says, “I love you and I want to help you be healthy.”

A fitness tracker that won’t break the bank

Fitness trackers have become increasingly popular, and they’re a great way to encourage a new exerciser to get moving. They help to motivate the user to reach a daily goal of 10,000 steps, and reveal how doing simple acts like taking the stairs, parking further away from the store or the office and going for a walk can quickly add up.

There are a number of affordable options, including the Up Move from Jawbone, selling for $49.99, as well as the FitBit Zip, available on Amazon.com for just a few dollars more.

Affordable headphones

Music is a great way to get motivated, and the Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones can make working out enjoyable by allowing the user to listen to their favorite, upbeat tunes. These are a good quality pair of workout headphones, featuring sweat-proof earbuds and excellent sound for the price. The earbuds also stay in place better than more traditional types, as they have ear tips and fins that hook into the earlobes. They’re available on Amazon for just $35.99.

An herb garden kit

Get your loved one an herb garden kit to encourage them to use more nutritious, flavorful herbs in the kitchen. You can buy a small window-sized planter and a small bag of soil, along with herb packet seeds like dill, basil or oregano. You may also choose to buy a ready-made herb planter kit. TastefulGarden.com offers several different types, including one which comes in a vintage galvanized planter complete with 4 certified organic herb plants and potting soil for $39.95.

DeskCycle Exerciser

If you’re looking to go all out, the DeskCycle Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser is perfect for those who find themselves stuck behind a desk at the keyboard all day. While it doesn’t replace regular workouts, it can make a significant impact in reducing all of that time spent in a sedentary position. This can aid in improving health, mood and even productivity. The exerciser is quiet, so it won’t disturb co-workers, and easily fits under most any desk. Made by 3D Innovations, it’s currently selling on Amazon for $159.00.

Fitness for kids

heart in heart hands- warm backgroundFitness trackers aren’t just for adults. If you have a child who tends to want to sit around watching TV or playing on the computer all day long, the LeapFrog LeapBand activity tracker is a great choice. Aimed at kids ages 4 through 7, it has a colorful screen and motivates kids to be active by playing with virtual pets. They’re asked to complete activity challenges such as “wiggle like a worm” in order to get points that will unlock more levels of play. It tracks total activity with a green bar that fills with color and is also water resistant.

The LeapBand is available in green, blue and pink, and sells on Amazon for $24.99.

This year, give your loved one a truly special gift: a lifetime of better health!

-The Alternative Daily


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