With the winter holidays fast approaching and time running out to get the perfect gift, why not treat your special someone to a gift that can really help them start the New Year off right. We compiled a list of holiday gifts with health and wellness in mind...
Treat yo self gifts.
Lacrosse ball – $5-10 dollars
simple and effective massage tool ( works great for sore hips and/or shoulder blades)
foot massage roller – $10-15 dollars
sore feet rejoice!
foam roller – $20-30 dollars
great for sore lats, paraspinals, quads, ITB, hamstrings, and calves
I prefer at 12inch for legs and a 18 inch for lumbar and thoracic spine.
Massage stick – $20-30 dollars
great for a quick massage sitting in a chair for quads, hamstrings, ITB, and calves
Life-hack = use a dough rolling pin
Stretch Strap – $15-20 dollars
everybody should be stretching and a strap makes it much more effective.
Life-hack #2 – dog leash works great
Yoga Mat - $20-100 dollars
Great for stretching on the floor
Also works great folded up as a kneeling pad
Trigger point stick - $20-40 dollars
Desk jockeys rejoice with self-massage in all those hard to reach upper back muscles
Massage Gun – $150 – 400+
if you like techy things and you like trends this one is for you..
Fitness nerd gifts.
Fitness tracker – $50+ dollars
fitbit charge 3 is a nice option ($100)
Strava Run, Ride, Swim app can be a great workout tool
Heart Rate Monitor – $75-200 dollars
can push your workouts to the limit
great for interval training
Smart Watch- $400+ dollars
no need for a fitbit or HR monitor here.
Multi-task like a BOSS
Peloton stationary bike – $2500+
Interactive workout bike with ability to live stream workouts and classes
Expensive but you are worth it
Cheaper option – stationary bike from craigslist or Amazon.
You are what you eat gifts.
Chemex coffee maker - $30-40 dollars
who wants little bits of plastic in there coffee? Go with a pour over coffee and all your dealing with is beans, water, glass, and a filter
Aeropress coffee maker - $30 dollars
Think french press with none of the wait ( great for road trips/car camping)
Laird Superfood Creamer - $10-15 dollars
get buff while drinking coffee (won't make you surf better)
vegan and gluten free so you can rest your conscious for breakfast
Vitamix blender - $400+
the mother of all blenders, probably overkill but why not get the best?
Make killer smoothies and blow hipsters minds with your Acai Bowls
Kinder Bueno - $1-2 dollars
Hard to find candy bar from Europe (great stocking stuffer)
Terry Chocolate Orange – $1-2 dollars
Who doesn’t want a nutritious orange in there stocking
Regardless of what gifts you choose for the holidays everyone here at Orthopedics Rhode Island hopes you have the most amazing, safe, and fun filled holidays!!