Healthy Holiday gifts
It is the countdown to Christmas and New Year's. If you haven't yet purchased gifts for your friends, family members and co-workers, here are some ideas that will start off their new year healthfully:
For runners, buy a winter running hat, gloves and socks. We always lose gloves and socks, and a fresh hat is appreciated. Click here for a running store: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/
For cyclists, we could always use a new bicycle jersey. If you live in a different town than the person you are buying for, go to your local bike shop and see if they have a town specific jersey. It would be something different than what they could get at their home bike shop.
For people who spend their time in a health club, buy them a new yoga mat and bag/carrier. Make sure the mat is rollable.
For the techie who loves numbers and exercise, buy them a Fitbit activity tracker: http://www.fitbit.com/store?gclid=CLWxvaSQvbsCFcQDOgodXjUABw
For the long distance cyclist or runner, buy them a GPS heart rate monitor watch.
For someone who enjoys taking exercise classes and wants to try some new ones, buy the "passport" that allows them to take 10 different classes at different studios: http://classtivity.com/
For someone wants to learn how to cook, buy them a cooking class.
For the video game addict, there are games that get your heart rate pumping. You can get them for the Xbox Kinect or Wii.
For the soda lover, buy them a Sodastream so they can make their own bubble water. http://www.sodastreamusa.com/holidays/?gclid=COyp0sKRvbsCFS4aOgodVFsATw
If you want to buy something edible, how about some fine dark chocolate and dry roasted, no salt nuts. Look for 70% or greater cocoa, no alkali, fair-traded and organic.
For someone who wants to learn more about nutrition and exercise, and start the new year with a fresh outlook on health, give them a gift certificate for nutrition and exercise counseling sessions. Contact me for details: http://www.reynafranco.com/#!contact/caet