PatientFirst offers healthy gift ideas

| December 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Patient First LogoIs your holiday shopping list complete?  It is not too late to try something new this holiday season.  Forget that basket of homemade cookies or fudge.  Give your loved ones a gift of good health that will help them stay active and eat a little healthier.  Here’s a few suggestions offered by Patient First!

Here are five healthy holiday gift ideas that your family and friends will enjoy:

1. VIDEO GAMES

Video games?  Yes, but not the kind that give your thumbs a workout while you sit on a couch.  We’re talking about motion-activated video game systems that get you moving.  These game systems help get your heart pumping and burn a few calories while everyone enjoys the fun.

2. MASSAGE / SPA GIFT CERTIFICATE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that relaxation and stress relief are important for good health.  You can help melt that stress away with certificates for a spa treatment or massage.

3. A HEALTHY COOKING CLASS, BOOK OR GADGETS 

Cooking lessons are a great way to get together with friends, taste new food, and learn something that will last a lifetime.  Celebrate “graduation” with a healthy recipe book or kitchen gadget that helps the graduate expand on what he or she just learned.

4. A CHALLENGE

Do you know someone who has always wanted to learn ballroom dancing?  How about fencing or golf?  Give that person lessons to make their dream come true and keep them active.

5. HEALTHY FASHION

Athletic clothes that double as stylish casual wear are great for everyone.  They can be used for group workouts or running errands around town. You can find these healthy doses of fashion at sporting goods stores, department stores and many big-box stores.

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