Everyone wants to live a balanced life – a life of health and tranquility – but for some, it’s a downright obsession.
In this age of fast technology, fast food, and fast media cycles, it takes that kind of obsession sometimes to feel healthy and sane, but you also need the right tools for the job.
For that special someone in your life who is dedicated to bettering themselves, you need to find the perfect Christmas gift.
This list will help get you started. Here are five Christmas gifts for the wellness obsessed, each of them tackling a different facet of wellness: mindfulness, diet, fitness, health management, and relaxation.
When December 25th rolls around, make sure one of these awesome gifts if waiting under the tree.
Books On Mindfulness
Mindfulness is all about turning your attention to the present, being mindful and accepting of your surroundings, and therefore relieving yourself of the stress of either preoccupations or expectations.
Some of the most popular books on mindfulness out there are Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, Dr. Patrizia Collard’s The Little Book of Mindfulness, and the simply titled Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
There are a thousand and one ways to eat healthily, but the top of most nutritionist’s lists is getting more fruits and veggies. A simple and effective way to get the best out of your fruits and veggies is by condensing them into juice form, which you can do with a quality juicer.
For the diet-obsessed person in your life, a juicer can help them pivot toward a healthier diet, without missing out on the deliciousness of fruits and veggies.
Fitness trends come and go, but one that has endured throughout the last half-century is the trampoline. That’s because a trampoline mixes both fun and exercise.
Jumping can improve lymphatic circulation, improve bone density and offer a powerful cardiovascular workout.
As a big Christmas gesture, get a trampoline this year for that wellness-obsessed someone in your life and absolutely blow their mind.
Just make sure you find a safe, weather-resistant trampoline in a size befitting the recipient’s backyard.
A Fitness Tracker
The most popular of the fitness watches is the Fitbit – a neat bit of tech that allows its wearer to track all sorts of fitness metrics, including steps taken, distance covered and calories burned. But there are other fitness trackers out there – read through this Wired list of the best fitness trackers, complete with prices (the Nokia is less than half the price of the Fitbit, and ranks much higher!).
Neck And Shoulder Massager
Sometimes, it’s not about actively bettering ourselves; it is simply about pampering ourselves after a long, hard day. To that end, consider getting that special someone a neck and shoulder massager.
Oftentimes, people hold tension in their neck and shoulders, so having an automatic massager available at the press of a button can go a long way toward mitigating your overall stress.
For the meditator, the dieter, the exerciser, the micro-manager, and the relaxer, these are the perfect Christmas gifts. This December, skip the box of chocolates – get your loved one the gift of health and wellbeing.