Dr. Steve’s Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide 2015

December 3rd, 2015

Healthy Lifestyle Holiday Gift Guide

Speaking of gifts, why not find something for that special someone on your list that increases their quality of life?

I’ll list a few of my favorite items that fit the bill for ya:

Mobility Equipment – Things like the Yoga TuneUp therapy ballsand RockBand resistance bands that I carry in my office are great for helping people work out their tissue issues between visits. Another excellent option is this vibrating foam roller, that I unfortunately do not carry. Package any of this stuff with a copy of Kelly Starret’s book,Becoming a Supple Leopard, and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine little gift box!

The Squatty Potty – This small stool helps you get into a more natural position when doing your … ahem … dootie. Perhaps the person on your list may not want you to be thinking about their bowel movements, but perhaps you should dump anyone who doesn’t have a sense of humor about poop off your list.

Find out more about the health benefits of the Squatty Potty here.

(Thank you for bearing all of my poo-ns, I swear that’s the last one)

The Gift of Exercise – One of the best ways to maintain or improve your overall health is to move your buns! If the person you are shopping for already goes to a gym, yoga studio, etc., then consider covering a month of their membership. If they don’t and aren’t sure how to get started, the Denver Class Pass may be for them.

This pass allows access to a wide network of different gyms all across the city which will give that special someone a wide variety of options to get their sweat on.

Find out more here.

Activity Trackers – Fitbits, and Garmins, and Jawbones, oh my! These little devices are a great way to help people keep track of their activity and encourage them to move more. If the person has an iPhone then the Apple watch (or Samsung Gear for the Android user in your life) has activity and health tracking capabilities built in as well!

A Healthy Meal or Two – Hello Fresh will send fresh ingredients and recipes right to the door of your giftee. Pick up a gift card and let them choose which option works best for them!

Office Ergonomic Aids – A fancy new desk chair (my favorites are from Herman Miller), a convertible desk topper (I like the Veridesk), or a book stand are all great gifts to help make the person you are gifting to a little more comfortable at their 9-to-5.

Body Work – Get your friend or family member on the books at a massage therapist, or chiropractor. Chances are that they’ll be happy to get a little TLC at the end of the holiday season.

I’m sure there are about a million other options out there, but hopefully some of those options give you a little inspiration. If you have any other great ideas, let me know so I can put them on next year’s list!