Great Gifts for Health Nuts…
Great news! I’ve created a gift guide that you can use to shop for the beloved “health nuts” in your life. Hope your holiday season is off to a great start! Here are my top picks for this year…
Delicious and full of anti-aging polyphenols, this gift does not disappoint. It’s hard to believe that Bulletproof chocolate is sugar-free and only sweetened with non-GMO xylitol. No funky ingredients… Perfect for your friend who likes sweet treats without the guilt.
This book explains how to get in the best shape of your life with minimal effort. Author Tim Ferriss lives by the motto “Work smarter, not harder. With his famous “slow carb diet” (beans, protein, veggies, healthy fats, and 1 cheat day a week), big 5 workout regime, fat-burning supplements, and sleep hacks, you’ll feel great in no time.
4. Country Heat
Say “Howdy” to this fun, new workout program. In the 30 Day program, sassy celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese promotes portion control (no dieting or excluding certain food groups) & high energy, efficient workouts that will feel like a dance party! No need to worry about coordination… you can do the DVDs in the comfort of your own home. Check out this video to see if your fit friend will dig it.
5. Essentials Oils & Diffuser
Got a family member or friend who needs to chill out? Introduce them to the power of essential oils like lavender before bed or peppermint for headaches. The diffuser is great to give your room a clean, fresh scent. Using essential oils can provide benefits such as fighting cold or flu symptoms, improving digestion, boosting mood, alleviating pain, and more.
This detoxifying supplement is perfect for the friend who loves to dine out and drink. Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent and can capture and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s own weight in toxins. “Charcoal is proven to bind to mold toxins and many other organic poisons that may be present in the environment and in the body. Toxicology studies show activated charcoal to be harmless, not interfering with sleep, appetite, or well-being (Source: Bulletproof).” Please know that dosage requirements vary depending on the circumstances, and the high adsorption of charcoal may reduce effectiveness of medications. Therefore, don’t take charcoal at the same time as medications.
Relax your muscles and prepare for a solid night’s sleep by lying on this mat for a few minutes every night. It stimulates acupressure points up and down your spine, causing your body to release endorphins and beneficial hormones in response. Your back will feel warm in the beginning followed by a magical release of muscle tension/aches. Want to know some other ways to hack your sleep? Click here to see an article I wrote with 5 awesome hacks.
Slightly joking, but mostly serious. Believe it or not, humans were not designed to sit on a toilet. The Squatty Potty allows for “proper alignment of the anorectal angle associated with squatting” so you can have a smooth bowel elimination experience. 😉 I’m uncomfortable writing about this, so to learn more, watch this hilarious commercial.
9. Power Greens
Power up your smoothies with this green powder rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and superfoods. No artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives! It’s like you’re eating 2/3 cup dark leafy greens,1/3 cup cucumbers, and 1/3 of a large celery stalk. Perfect for the on-the-go healthy eater.
Sorry boys, this ones for all my active ladies. These shorts seem to be a hit among college-aged chicks. Not too short, not too long… VERY comfortable. If you are ordering a pair as a gift, be sure to checkout the Lululemon size chart… This brand tends to run small. The shorts are incredibly durable and will last through many sweaty workouts.
There you have it! Some wacky, but awesome holiday gifts for all the health nuts out there. What’s your favorite wellness gift you’ve received? Comment below!