Do you have a health fanatic on your list this year or maybe just someone who wants to have a healthier lifestyle in 2017? We have 5 healthy gift ideas that your friends and family will certainly appreciate!
- Foam Roller
Using a foam roller is a great way to loosen the muscles and ease tension in your back, legs, and hips. It also increases blood flow to the muscles and creates better mobility. Foam rollers come in a variety of sizes, densities and textures to suit any user.
Here’s a great post-workout stretch that can be performed using a foam roller: https://www.youtube.com/embed/n3RhVeb4d_k?rel=0
- Ergonomic Back Pack
This is a thoughtful option if you’re buying for a student. A heavy load in an incorrectly worn backpack is a recipe for bad posture, thus resulting in back, neck, and shoulder pain. Ergonomic bags are designed to help distribute weight more evenly. You’ll want to look for a backpack that is made of lightweight material, has sturdy padded straps that curve to the shape of the upper torso, and one that is proportional to the recipient’s size.
- Standing Desk Conversion Kit
You may know by now that sitting for prolonged periods of time is very detrimental to your health. But for some people who work behind a desk, prolonged sitting may seem inevitable. Consider purchasing your chronic sitter an adjustable height desk, such as the Varidesk®, so they can easily work from a standing posture.
- Ergonomic Pillow
A good pillow is one that promotes proper neck posture and doesn’t leave your neck and shoulders stiff in the morning. There are many commercially available ergonomic pillows that fit that bill. Choose a fiberfill or feather/down pillow, as these are usually better than foam pillows.
- Bluetooth Headset
This is a great gift for not only office workers, but also for anyone who uses a cell phone and tries to multitask by cradling the phone between their ear and shoulder. Help them free up their hands without adding strain to their neck by giving them a hands-free, wireless headset to use while talking on the phone.
Improved health is one of the best gifts you can give. If you’re still stumped on gift ideas, consider a gift certificate for a massage or chiropractic adjustment, as these are services that anyone with a body and spine can appreciate! Happy Holidays from all of us at Premier Rehab!
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