Here at MASHUP®, health and fitness is something we want to share with our family and friends around the clock. This year we put together some fun ideas of things that your loved ones may not already have. We can’t think of a better way to encourage healthier living this all year long! Everything we have listed is healthy and practical so hopefully they will get some good use out of them.
These are the gifts where we can all think of someone who needs one of them. We love knowing that our friends and family can reap many health benefits from their presents. Agree??
DASH RAPID EGG COOKER
Do you have a special person in your life that refuses to boil eggs because peeling them is such a hassle? Or they lose most of the white of the egg because it sticks to the shell. Let us introduce you to the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker! All you have to do is pierce each egg, set them in the cooker and 8 minutes later they are done (and the shell comes off easier than you could ever imagine). You can also poach eggs and cook omelets with it! This is one of the more budget friendly items on our list that you can gift for less than $20.
MYOBUDDY IS OUR BUDDY
We ran into a Myobuddy rep last year at a fitness conference and were sold on it. Everyone in our family has one of these and they love it! It is great for fascia release and deep tissue massage. Help your friends and family relax with this amazing gift!
UNDER ARMOUR SPORT WIRELESS HEART RATE HEADPHONES
These are a great gift for the music lover in your life. They have bluetooth capabilities which removes headphone wires out of your exercise routine. Something we think is supercool is that they can tell you what your heart rate is at any time just by tapping on the right ear bud. You can also use the UA Record App to track your activity and get summaries of your workouts! Find them on Amazon HERE.
ENHANCE SOMEONE’S HEALTH WITH MUSIC
This is music is a great gift that is shown to improve mental clarity, promote relaxation, and reduce stress.
WHOLE 30 FAST AND EASY
This is a must-have for anyone’s kitchen, whether they are doing the Whole30 program or they need ideas for easy and quick healthy recipes! This recipe book gives tips on how to save money and time with great tasting food. It is ideal for cooking during the week, lunches on the go and solid breakfasts that don’t take long to make. Most of the meals included can be made in 30 minutes or less using common ingredients that can be found in most stores. Find it here!
RED LIGHT THERAPY
Photobiomodulation (red light therapy) gives our body’s cells an energy boost when they absorb light, Studies show that this energy boost allows our cells to function more critically at a higher level, including reducing oxidative stress, removing waste and toxins, ATP production, tissue repair, and enhancing collagen production. We use it at least once a week to help with skin problems or joint and muscle pain. We like these two…the first one is less expensive if you are just starting out wanting to trial red light therapy. Check out the DPL FlexPad Pain Relief System for Back and Knee Pain or the Joovv !
The human body was designed to move, not sit! Rebounding or jumping on a trampoline has proven to have many health benefits for such a simple type of exercise. The lymphatic system helps your body’s cells transport nutrients in and get toxins out. The lymphatic system is also completely dependent on physical exercise to move. Without good movement, your cells sit around in their own waste products and become starved of nutrients which can contribute to cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Rebounding can increase lymph flow by 15-30 times. Get your loved one a mini-tramp today!
Know someone wanting a heart rate monitor without a chest strap? Check out the FitBit Surge whose GPS can record distance, elevation, routes, splits and pace during workouts. It also gives you a good estimate of calories burned! Find it HERE!
Using an acupressure mat only takes a few minutes a day to relieve tension, improve sleep, and increase relaxation. Increasing the blood flow to muscles in your back and neck can help decrease pain and inflammation while also releasing endorphins. The Nayoya Back and Neck Pain Relief – Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set is just one of many brands to try!
Periodically going into a ketogenic state can have numerous health benefits. Even if you are a fairly healthy individual, being in ketosis can provide you with increased energy and mental clarity. When your body is burning fat instead of carbohydrates for energy, you can also reduce inflammation improving many health conditions and prevent or starve present cancer cells. To know whether or not you are in ketosis can be tricky so you can always check using ketone strips or a meter.
SPIRE STRESS TRACKER
Do you know that irregular breathing can interrupt your sleep, create anxiety, and cause fatigue?. The Spire Stress Tracking Device helps you become aware of your breathing patterns. Based on how you breathe it can differentiate between tense, focused, or calm periods of time. When you have had several minutes of a certain kind of breathing, it vibrates to let you know to take a deep breath. It can also help with fitness by tracking your steps and active minutes.
Surely you know someone that sits at a desk every day. The ergonomic balance chair helps people keep their core engaged which helps to minimize many neck, back and hip/pelvic problems that can occur from sitting for long periods of time. Check this Gaiam Balance Ball Chair on Amazon for home and office use!
BIOHACK BOX, QUARTERLY BOX
Want your loved ones to stay in the know about all of the latest health and fitness trends without any effort? Gifting the Quarterly’s Biohack box is perfect for this! . Each month they get a box put together by leading fitness and health experts’ favorite things. You can easily gift it from there website!
KID’S CRUZEE BIKE
This bike is a great way to teach kid’s how to learn balancing on a bike without pedals or training wheels. It is also extremely light weight making it easy for adults and kid’s to pick up and move.
What better gift could you give than this? With the benefits of anti-aging effects, improving sleep, enhancing the nutritional profile, getting a healthier gut, and reducing joint pain, you can’t go wrong. Gift it to someone you love! You can find bone broth is most grocery stores but if you want to ensure you are getting the highest quality possible, have the convenience of online shopping and a recommendation for great brand you should try Kettle & Fire. It is organic and THE bones come from 100% grass-fed cattle.
BULLETPROOF OR MUSHROOM COFFEE
We have one rule with our cup of Joe… don’t have more than one to two cups per day, and only drink the best available coffee. We like Bulletproof coffee which is grown in high altitudes reducing the amount of toxins it contains or Mushroom coffee. Adaptogenic mushrooms, host numerous nutritional, emotional, and physical benefits.
Our skin also has a microbiome, not just our gut. You can use skin probiotics to restore the balance. This is just one type of spray that helps improve your skin’s bacteria which can reduce acne breakouts. We love this stuff!
The Dreampad is a patented sleep technology guaranteed to help you get a great night of sleep! It has sound technology only heard by the person using it. It helps people fall asleep quicker and stay asleep! If you know anyone, having trouble with sleep…this is a great gift!
NEAR INFRARED SAUNAS
If you want to go big this year, saunas are fantastic! It isn’t cheap but it a wonderful gift for someone you really love. Sauna therapy has many health benefits, improving blood circulation, getting rid of toxins, improving mitochondrial function and killing microbes. Regular use of saunas can decrease your risk of death from heart conditions and may help delay or prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has shown that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week had a 65 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and a 66 percent lower risk of developing dementia compared to men that only used a sauna one time a week. Read more about the benefits HERE. Also, when it comes to different types of saunas, Near Infrared are considered to have the most health benefits.