Guide to Giving Healthy Gifts

The internet has made a lot of Americans extremely health conscious. I can’t blame them for being so, what with the number of morbidly obese people you see around walking around when you go outside. You shop at Wal-Mart and you see 400-pound men and women and 200-poiund children hunkering around like bloated human balloons walking on two legs.  You can’t help but look with pity on them realizing that they need to undergo some radical and very difficult procedures in order to become lose weight and become healthy once again. This holiday season, the theme should be healthy gifts for a health person.  You don’t need to be a “health nut” to know that healthy gifts will not only enhance the recipient’s well-being but they are sincere tokens of how much you really care about them.

Blender or Food Processor

A blender or a juice extractor may be two of the most common bought gifts during the holidays. But if you know that the person you’re planning to give has none of those, then they are definitely one of the best gifts to give.  This will allow the person to concoct a protein-rich and delicious avocado smoothie or maybe decide to juice himself up with liquefied veggies or fiber-rich and vitamin-packed fruit shakes.  In fact, there are people who have embraced these kinds of foods and made it as their daily diet. Many of them are grossly overweight and very sick, and have turned their backs on the standard American diet composed of saturated fat, fried meat, starch, and sugar.

Aged Garlic Extract

A year’s supply of can result in a very minimal chance of a stroke or a heart attack for the person you plan to give it to. Aged Garlic Extract pills are loaded with antioxidants and have very strong antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-allergic properties. This product can be used for cardiovascular protection and to help reduce homocysteine in the blood that can cause vitamin B deficiency. It is also a heart and artery protector, a reducer of blood pressure and cholesterol, an immune booster, has antiviral properties, helps prevent cancer, is a form of cancer and sickle-cell anemia therapy, relieves stress and fatigue, enhances vigor, has neuro-protective as well as anti-aging effects,  and is natural and very safe to use.

A Shelf or Rack for Herbs and Spices

You can buy for someone a ready-to-assemble spice and herb rack that can make it easy to find the spices and herbs needed for a certain occasion. Choose one that is both appealing and easy to set up.


Many new smartphones now come with their own built-in pedometer. A pedometer is a very apt gift for the person who makes it a point to track his every activity to enhance his health and well-being. You can buy a standalone pedometer that’s not attached to a phone or anything. This will prevent the beneficiary from being distracted while walking, jogging or running.

Stair Stepper

Though a stair stepper may have made news some years back, its cost and the health benefits it provides can still be a good reason to buy it as a holiday gift for someone. This fairly safe to use device does not really entail a thorough cardiovascular workout therefore it can be safely used by people in their 50’s and beyond.  It is also one way of burning those calories that tend to amass in your body during the holidays.

Water Bottle

This very practical gift is useful when you go for a workout in the gym. Hardly will you see someone who doesn’t tote a water bottle whilst working out. So, it makes a lot of sense to give a friend or someone who frequents the gym a new and handy water bottle.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is one of the very few confections that can have a health food tag labeled to it.  Dark chocolate contains flavonoids which in turn contain antioxidants that can protect the cells of the body from harmful free radicals found in environmental contaminants such as cigarette smoke. Flavonoids also possess anti-inflammatory properties that can lower inflammation in the arteries.  It has also been reported that the flavonols in dark chocolate can help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, which lessen the likelihood of heart disease. Another study showed that flavonoids stops or slows down the growth of a number of cancers in animals.

Electro-acupuncture Device

One of the most exotic health gadgets to give this holiday season is an electro-acupuncture device. But what the heck does the gadget do anyway? Well, for one, if you suffer pain in some part of your body, you can use this device in the comfort of your own home to treat that pain without resorting to over-the-counter painkillers that can come with a number of side effects. The beauty about the electro-acupuncture device is that it really works and is totally safe to use. You can also it to relieve headaches, migraines, muscle sprain and aches, toothaches, and to relieve stress.

Membership to a Health Spa

Although, not original, giving someone a membership to a health spa is one of the best health-giving gifts one can give. Let me enumerate the myriad of benefits that you can gain from a health spa: relief of stress and worries, alleviation of pains and aches, mental and physical stimulation and relaxation, self-esteem and confidence boost, pedicures, facials, and manicures, weight loss, detoxification (including colon cleansing and juice fasting), physical and mental rejuvenation, blood pressure regulation, and enhancement of blood circulation, improved breathing and flexibility, and enhanced sleep patterns.