Christmas is the perfect time to pick out something for the health and fitness fan in your family. With New Year’s resolutions just around the corner, you can guarantee that fitness gifts will be appreciated and used. It’s a thoughtful gift too when you pick something out to complement an interest or hobby.
For the Swimmer
As a regular lane swimmer, I pound up and down the pool a few times a week getting my lengths in. Over the years I’ve fine tuned my kit, but one of the reoccurring issues is around goggles. I usually come out of the pool with ugly red circles around my eyes where my goggles have been, but when you have your head under water most of the time, they are an essential item.
Aqua Sphere goggles are a good pick as they are hypoallergenic and latex free. The seal against the skin is very comfortable and does not tend to pinch or leave red marks like other goggles often do. They also have curved lenses so the vision is really wide. It also has easy fit side buckles so you can get the perfect fit when the goggles are on your face. Suitable for indoor pool or outdoor swimming. – there are lots of lens types to suit any light condition e.g a polarized lens for outdoor swimming. Retail prices start at £24 depending on the lens.
For Sporty Types
A good water bottle is a thing of joy. I say that as a veteran user of many disappointing water bottles. It’s so good to find one that works and works well. I’ve been impressed by ION8’s Leak Proof Steel Water Bottle and it comes in a great range of colours. My water bottle comes with me swimming or when I go for a walk. I even have it on my desk when I’m working to remind me to drink enough. RRP £19.99.
For Glasses Wearers
Steamed up lenses have always been a bit of an issue for those who wear glasses, but since we have all started wearing masks in shops, it’s much more common, I’ve been using this cloth on my glasses for the last few weeks and it does work wonders. A wipe of your lenses with this specially formulated cloth gives glasses-wearers up to 72 hours of clear vision and can be used to clean your specs around 60 times – that’s 4,320 hours of fog-free living for just £4.99 from Low Cost Glasses (or two for £8.50, three for £9.99). They make great stocking fillers.
For Those Who Love Holistic Remedies
In the last year I’ve started to use CBD products and have become quite the fan. Our Remedy is the first brand in the UK to combine CBD with two powerful essential oils used within the female natural health world; peppermint and clary sage. Known for their natural healing power when it comes to soothing cramps, hormonal imbalances, digestive discomfort and mood swings, this pro-period formulation is far from just your average ingestible CBD oil. I find it really helpful for improving my sleep especially after a stressful day. Priced from £26.99.
For Beauty Lovers
For Those Who Love Their Sleep
I recently read Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams which I would recommend as an interesting Christmas gift. It opened my eyes even wider to the importance of good sleep for your health and well being. It inspired me to make a lot of effort to improve my sleep. One clever idea is sleepDOTs, which emit a clever mix of soothing vibrations and natural frequencies. They are programmed into a small magnet that is attached to a headboard or object by the bed. The gentle mix of frequencies encourage the brain to ‘retune’ to the theta and delta frequencies – the slowest frequencies of the brain, associated with relaxation and present during meditation and deep sleep. sleepDOTS cost £25 and are available in single, twin, triple and five packs available to buy from www.energydots.com
For Energy Seekers
I never seem to have enough energy, so I’m always on the look out for a way to boost my reserves. INNERJI, the first ever caffeine free, carbonated, low sugar tonic made with the unique antioxidant properties of Jiaogulan. Jiaogulan is found deep in the mountainous regions of the far east and possesses the most wide-ranging benefits for human health and wellness of any plant yet discovered.
The super-herb provides energy to the body naturally, meaning you can be on the go, at any time of the day without the need for caffeine. The plant is also proven to include wellness benefits such as reducing high cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and improving heart function, making you feel good from the inside-out.
Combined with B1 and B12 vitamins, INNERJI, which is also vegan friendly and gluten free, works with your body to help activate blood flow and circulation, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and tissues, contributing to overall well-being. Unlike the stimulating effects of caffeine found in other herbs, Jiaogulan contains energising properties which increase strength and endurance naturally to give you the energy boost you need, without the caffeine.
INNERJI is available in Tropical Lime flavour in 250ml cans (minimum purchase 6 cans for £13.99) from the INNERJI online shop – https://innerjidrink.