The holidays bring so much joy. No matter what holidays you celebrate or recognize, there is one gift that is perfect for every occasion. The gift of good health. Health is something everyone has in common because is defined by so many things. Movement, nutrition, and mindfulness, are all examples of ways to improve your health. When gift giving this holiday season, consider giving the gift of good health. Here are some ideas!

  1. Gadgets: tech gear including activity trackers, GPS watches, exercise machines, and the finis neptunes (allows you to listen to music while you swim) are great gifts for people who already love to exercise. This gift can help them keep track of the miles they run, the steps they take, and the amount of calories they burn.
  2. Classes: this is a great gift for those who have started to dip their toe into the fitness world. Buying a 1, 5, or 10 class package is a great way to encourage someone to keep moving! Fitness can fall to the way side during the holiday season. Pick up your loved ones with yoga, Pilates, barre, step, weights, or dance classes.
  3. Brain power: your mind is a very important part of your health. Having a strong will to make good decisions and critical thinking skills contribute to your mental health. Crossword puzzle books, Sudoku, and word search puzzles are a great way to exercise your brain. If you have kids, there are plenty of fun activity books for all ages available at retail stores. Journaling also exercises your brain cells. You can journal about your thoughts or about your health goals. Studies have shown that those who write down their eating and exercise patterns have more success maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  4. Clothes: at the end of the day, who does not like a comfortable pair of exercise pants? Leggings, shorts, skorts, and jog pants are always on sale around the holidays. You may consider getting thermal exercise gear for outdoor winter exercises. That extra thermal layer can do wonders during an early morning or evening jog.

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