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    Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012

    10 Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness

    10 Gift Ideas for Health and WellnessWe are all striving for a healthier lifestyle and health and wellness has become an essential part of our daily lives, this is why when it comes to gift ideas for friends and family you need to think out of the box, finding them that perfect health and wellness gift that they will appreciate, use and enjoy.

    Here are 10 ideas for the perfect health and wellness gift:

    Smoothie Maker

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    A smoothie maker is the perfect health and wellness gift, enabling anyone to make delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies. This ensures they get their five a day, they can mix and match and make a medley of fantastic smoothies to their own liking and it’s all healthy.

    Most smoothie makers come with a small and basic recipe book but consider buying a highly rated book of healthy smoothie recipes to set them on the right path and help inspire their own creations.

    Healthy Gift Baskets

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    A healthy gift basket is not only a great gift to give to family and friends but it’s also so much fun to put together. You can put any healthy choices together from fruit and juices to spa treatment vouchers, wellness bath salts and even healthy teas. You can also buy these health baskets if you don’t have time to put one together for both men and women and know that it will be very much appreciated by the recipient.

    Heart Rate Monitor Watch

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    Anyone who is health conscious will love this watch which measures heart rate while exercising. It helps the user determine their fitness level whether they are running, cycling or doing indoor training. The watch constantly measures the heart rate enabling the user to see how their heart rate improves or to ensure they get their body to a certain heart rate to burn off the maximum amount of calories.

    Armband for iPhone or iPod

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    The armband which can be used with an iPhone or iPod is a fantastic gift for any health enthusiast. This armband lets them listen to their favourite music while working out, whether they are training at the gym, cycling through the countryside or enjoying a morning run.

    There are some great running apps too, this great roundup from the RunningNetwork covers 50 awesome iPhone Apps For Runners.

    SodaStream

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    You may never have thought that your fizzy favourite drink could actually be healthy, but the SodaStream range offer one third less calories, sugar, sodium and carbs. Everyone can now enjoy the convenience of delicious drinks without worrying about their sugar or calorie intake, making this the ideal gift for anyone who is health conscious but struggling with sacrifice. With more than 40 syrup flavours to choose from, there is something for everyone.

    As part of Sodastream’s recent environmental campaign ‘The Cage’, Sodastream have showcased this eye-opening cage in more than 20 countries. Did you know that the average family uses around 10,657 bottles and cans in 5 years? Add precycling as another benefit to feel good about.

    Juice Extractor

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    Juice extractors have increased in popularity because they enable anyone to make delicious fruit juices in their own kitchen. From mixing juices together to just enjoying your favourite juice, these extractors ensure that you get all the minerals and vitamins from the fruit, unlike bought in fruit juices which are often watered down.

    Spa Break

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    For ladies a wellness spa voucher will be a very appreciated gift, from wonderful wellness treatments to relaxing hydrotherapy. A voucher for a wellness spa not only offers the receiver some relaxation time, but also shows that you have their health and wellness in mind.

    Health and Fitness Magazine Subscription

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    With so many fantastic health and fitness magazines available, a subscription to your family or friends favourite health and fitness magazine can be a wonderful and very appreciated gift.

    Protein Shakes

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    If the person you are buying a gift for is very into their body building and keeping their body in excellent condition, then buying them a selection of protein shakes may be the answer. You can place them in a basket, finish it off with some nuts and other ingredients they can add to their shake and let them enjoy their gift to the fullest.

    Yoga Mats

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    Yoga has become a very popular wellness activity, this activity works the body and helps the person relax. There are a choice of great yoga mats available from various colours to patterns, all neatly rolled into their own carry case. A wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys the yoga experience.

    Thanks to Louise for suggesting these great health and wellness gifts. If you have any other ideas to add, please comment below.

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