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Healthy Gift Ideas for Your Family

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If you’re looking for healthy gift ideas for your family, look no further!

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to cross the names off your gift list without losing your sanity in the process. We all want to give our loved ones’ gifts they will cherish, but wouldn’t it be nice if those gifts supported their health as well?

If you’re looking for healthy gift ideas for your family, look no further! We have you covered with a few gift ideas to help you get a little closer to being finished with your holiday shopping.

Here are 6 of our favorite gift ideas designed to help you shop smarter.

Serenity Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser by Greenair

The Serenity Aroma Diffuser from Greenair is beneficial in 4 different ways. It functions as an essential oil diffuser, mini humidifier, air purifier, and ionizer. This small, elegantly designed product emits high frequency ultrasonic electrical vibrations as it disperses water and essential oils into the air through a fine mist.

A Little Something for Mama-to-Be from Earth Mama Organics

If someone on your gift list is expecting a baby this year, treat them to comfort and pampering with the “A Little Something for Mama-to-Be” gift set from Earth Mama Organics. This kit includes Ginger Fresh Deodorant, Morning Wellness Castile Body Wash, Orange Ginger Lip Balm, Belly Butter, and Belly Oil. Ginger can be very helpful for pregnant women experiencing nausea and the aloe and oils in the belly butter and belly oil may help prevent stretch marks.

Let There Be Peace & Quiet Relaxing Kit from Now Foods

As if our everyday lives weren’t busy enough, the holiday season can really ramp things up a notch when it comes to stress. The “Let There Be Peace & Quiet Relaxing Kit” from NOW Foods is a good way to give the gift of rest and refreshment. This kit contains 4, 10 ml bottles of soothing Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Peaceful Sleep essential oils.

Bulldog Beard Care Products

Keeping a beard clean and neat is a lot easier with the right products and tools. Bulldog Natural Skincare has a line of beard care products that make fabulous stocking stuffers for the bearded guy on your gift list. Their original Beard Shampoo and Conditioner contains aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea to cleanse and condition beards. After showering, their Beard Balm works to soften and moisturize facial hair leaving it soft and healthy-looking.

Jax Creature Comforts Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier by Greenair

Boost the health of the kids on your gift list with the Jax Creature Comforts Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier by Greenair. This adorable diffuser looks like a frog to ward off croaky throats and seasonal discomfort.

Teas from Pukka Herbs

If you have a tea lover on your list, Professional Supplement Center carries a wide variety of teas to choose from. We recommend gifting Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey Herbal Tea, Nighttime Organic Herbal Tea, and Relax Organic Tea from Pukka Herbs. Pukka Herbs creates artisan blended teas to match your every mood and moment.

Which of these healthy gift ideas for your family will you be purchasing? Share your favorites with us in the comments section below!

How to Stay Active During the Holidays

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Here are tips on how to stay active during the holidays.

Let’s face it, the holidays are not the best for watching your waistline or maintaining a diet. But, you don’t have to throw all caution to the wind. At the very least if you’re going to give in to all the holidays treats, you can at least stay active. Before you argue that it’s cold outside, or quarantining makes it hard to workout, we’ve got some great suggestions on how to stay active during the holidays.

Embrace the Cold

There’s nothing like cold weather to get you into the holiday spirit, so why not embrace it and find ways to stay active despite it? Here are some of our favorite cold weather activities that are perfect for the holiday weather.

  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Flag Football
  • Trail Running/Walking
  • Bike Riding

Exercise When You Can

If the holidays are a super busy time for you, sometimes you just have to make the opportunities to get active. Here are some ideas we’ve come up for you that you can literally do anywhere, at any time.

  • 50 squats a day (break them up throughout the day)
  • 100 jumping jacks (try 20 at a time)
  • Climb the stairs (do extra rounds if you have the time)
  • Park at the far end of the parking lot so you have to walk a bit

Keep Your Energy Up

If you’re not keeping up with your regular exercise routine and you’re indulging in one too many treats, you can begin to feel sluggish. Keep your energy up by making sure you’re giving everything your body needs, Here’s a checklist.

Plan Ahead

If you’re going to be traveling a lot during the holiday season, plan ahead so you can stay active. If you’re staying in hotels, call ahead to see if they have a gym facility you can use. If you’re staying at a friend or relatives home, see if they have home exercise equipment you can use. If you’re really out of options, see if a gym in the area will allow you to purchase visits by the day for the time you will be in town.

You don’t have to dump all the progress you’ve made all year just because it’s the holiday season. You can stay healthy and active, and still have a good time. Try some of these “stay active” tips, and have a safe and happy holiday season.