Welcome to the 2016 Healthy & Fit Holiday Gift Guide. I’m sharing my pre-tested favorite items that I use daily and compiled a list of useful gift ideas that loved ones can use over and over again. And if stocking stuffers aren’t your favorite things, many items will be a perfect “bigger gift” bundled together in a gift bag.
Ahnu Yoga-Flex Sneaker. It is super light and breathable sneaker allows the foot to naturally bend and flex. It is super soft sneaker, does not need to be broken-in as you wont feel any pain. My other favorite part about this sneaker – it has a memory foam footbed and another density heel pod that provides the perfect balance of comfort, flexibility and support. When I wear these sneakers, It feels like I’m walking on air. I do not feel any shock at all. And my MOST favorite part! That is has an orthotics technology built in and it can provide an instant relief from sore knees and back and heel pain. I have been wearing these shoes daily for almost 2 months. I power walk much better and faster now and can probably walk for 2 hours straight because when my foot hits the ground I don’t feel the high-impact shock. I wear them to my gym and they give me flexibility during my workout class. I also wear them out for a NYC stroll and the blue Yoga Flex go great with my blue jeans because this sneaker look fashionable too! I get a lot of “WOW’s” and “Where did you get these” and “What kind of shoes are you wearing?” Shop Ahnu Yoga Flex
FXP Hula Hoop – Too lazy or Don’t have enough time to go exercise? On some days when I’m too busy and don’t have time to go to the gym I start my morning with Hula Hoop workout. You will break the sweat in 5 minutes with this 2 pound hula hoop and DVD system. It is also portable so you can take the hula hoop apart and bring it with you. You can choose between three 15 minutes workouts or do them all at once. More info and photos. Buy it $44.95
Nyne Cuiser. I have been using this little fella daily for 2 years. Morning or night, summer or winter. Inside or outside, NYNE Cruiser is a rugged, portable wireless Bluetooth speaker you can take with you anywhere, anytime. Adjustable handlebar mounting clips let you add music to bike ride, stroller ride or a gym workout. It has a built-in noise-canceling microphone for hands-free calling. If you’re on the move, you need the Cruiser! Most importantly, it has an amazing sound Buy it $66.50. Read my review
Simple and classic waist trimmer. Why I love it more? This belt has a wider width which is great, covers a lot of the waist line. It is wider than most other belts and covers a big piece of body from abs to almost all the way to the chest (I’m 5.7″ tall). The piece of body that is covered by the belt will definitely make it sweat if you do some physical activity. I wear it at my gym classes and after 45 min the belt is almost soaked. (I love the sweat) I love it at the gym, when I ride my bike or when I power-walking. The velcro seem VERY strong and does a good job at holding the belt together. Buy it only $7.97
Footmate System – foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating and massaging your feet every time you’re in the shower. Place the Footmate system on the floor of the shower or tub (best works in tubs) where it will lie completely flat. Press down the “footpads” to make sure that the special suction cups on the back are properly secured to the floor. Wet the brush and squeeze a moderate amount of the Footmate Rejuvenating gel on it. (included with Footmate system). After the gel is used you can use your own favorite soap. Place 1 foot on a footpad and the other on the brush, and using the back-and-forth or side-to side motion, work your entire foot over the bristles. It’s like a spa treatment for your feet. Works anywhere and while you’re in the shower washing your hair. So you don’t need to spend extra time on your feet. Feels weird at first and need to get used to, but after few tries, I used it the whole entire summer. Buy it only $24.49
Backjoy Maintain your vitality by sitting with BackJoy. Its patented design encourages optimal posture and engages core muscles so you can sit more comfortably, and correctly, to get more out of life. It was designed so you can automatically sit with optimal sitting posture, anytime, anywhere. I own it for a year and only sit at my desk using the backjoy. If I sit elsewhere I really feel the difference and feel that my lower-back starting to hurt. Buy it $39.00 Read my review
Telic Shoes. I try not to wear flip flops a lot, because they do not provide support and are not good for your foot health! But after trying and testing the Telic flip flop, this may be the only flip flop I will be wearing from now on.
About Telic: Telic brings American made affordable luxury comfort to active lifestyle consumers, who seek to recover from their daily activities. Manmade, Made in US, Manmade sole, Soft and supportive, Anatomically correct footbed, Super Lightweight, Machine washable, Textured footbed, have Arch support. They also come in a variety of fun colors. Not only Telic make the flip flops but regular type open shoe such as z-strap or slide-in that can be used at home instead of slippers. I’ve been wearing my Telic Flip flop for 1,5 hour when making my soup. Usually after long stand at the kitchen stove my arches, ankles, heels, and knees are in pain. After giving Telic a try I have no more pain. My Telic shoes have great support, they are so cushiony, they bounce with every step I take. I literally “fly” in my home. I absolutely love them and so glad I discovered them! Shop Telic Shoes and color options from $17 depending on the size
Sports Master – Premium running exercise belt which is also a carrying bag with the zipper. I love this belt because it helps you confortably wear you phone, money, keys and ID while jogging, riding the bike or walking with NO BOUNCING. Buy it $12.95
Green Earth Frying pan. Utilizing GREBLON — an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Buy it $25.00. Read my review.
Ozeri Bathroom digital scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial is the world’s first weight scale to incorporate a synchronized electro-mechanical Dial and LCD that automatically illuminate and point to your weight in lbs and kg, for easy-to read results in all light conditions and from any angle. Built-in alarm that reminds you to measure your weight at the same time each day. Buy it $29.95. Read my review
3. Pure Glass Bottle Safe reusable glass water bottle. There is no doubt that glass water bottles are the best for drinking. However, glass is breakable – and when it breaks, it’s a mess. Well, at least it was until PURE Glass Bottle came onto the market. But if THIS bottle breaks, see what happens. Buy it $17.99 Read my review
5. Reebok Women’s Skyscape Runaround Walking Shoe. Lightweight comfort and casual style are yours in the Reebok Skyscape Runaround lace-up. Designed from lingerie-inspired materials, this unique women’s sneaker is crafted with a foam-padded synthetic fabric upper; seamless construction ensures maximum comfort. A padded footbed lends walking ease, while the Reebok Skyscape Runaround casual oxford rests atop a durable rubber sole for a sturdy traction and lasting wear. Buy it from $33.00
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