Christmas is just a couple weeks away. Have you finished your holiday shopping? Looking for something that your health and fitness loving friend or family member will appreciate? Check out my Healthy Holiday Gift Guide!
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#1: A Vegetable Spiralizer.
I love a good vegetable spiralizer. It brings a new way to enjoy vegetables that is fun and exciting. A bonus about a spiralizer is that it is easy to get the kids involved in making meals! Most parents have troubles getting their children excited about eating their vegetables. By making them into veggie noodles you add some fun into something that is viewed as “boring.” I like this one by Bitoni USA because the blades are stored in the unit itself, so no needing to find space to store the spiralizer plus the blades as seen in other models.
#2: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats
I’m normally not a huge fan of cookbooks. You buy one that has a ton of delicious looking recipes in it only to use 1-2. Then it sits on your bookshelf collecting dust next to all your other cookbooks and making it look like you’re this fantastic cook when really you just recycle the same 5 recipes over and over again. This cookbook is the exception to the rule. Nourishing Traditions cookbook does an excellent job breaking down the best ways to cook various foods in order to get the most nutrients out of it. In a world that is increasingly nutrient-deficient, this is an essential tool in anyone’s library.
#3: Pyrex storage containers.
While plastic is cheap, it also leeches chemical compounds that are known endocrine disruptors. Do you have issues with adult acne? Irregular menstrual cycles? Fatigue? Your hormones regulate so many aspects of your health, choosing food storage containers that will limit your exposure to hormone (endocrine) disruptors is essential to better health. I personally love Pyrex. Strong products that are well made and hold up for a long time. They have even withstood our 2 year old dropping them into our sink! This set in particular is a great way to start transitioning away from your plastic storage containers as it contains several size bowls along with the rectangular storage that works great for bringing sandwiches to work.
Grab your set here!
Pyrex Storage Set, Clear, Red, Orange, Blue, Green(20 Pieces)
Don’t think I forgot about your fitness needs! These next two products are a must-have in my house. First, the small acuball.
4: ACU-SYSTEM Ball small
The small acuball, or acuball mini, is the perfect size to take on the road with you. Best for working out your feet, it can be easily used all over your body. Start and end your day with a gentle foot massage that will increase the health of your feet, use it along your upper chest, neck, and shoulders for those long days at the office, or roll it along your legs or arms after a good workout. The acuball will break up the facial tissue that holds our muscles, helping with pre-workout stretching and post-workout recovery.
Get yours today!
ACU-SYSTEM Ball small
5: OPTP PRO-ROLLER Soft Foam Roller
Another great tool to have in your fitness toolbox is the foam roller. There are several ways you can utilize a foam roller in your workouts. The first is to help break up that facial tissue, just like the acuball does. With the foam roller you can get a bit more done in less time. Once you’re done opening up your muscle fibers, you can use it to challenge your balance and core with some simple exercises. A simple search on YouTube for foam roller exercises will give you plenty to work with as you explore this new fitness tool. I like this one in particular because it does not have the nubbies and is a bit softer than most of the foam rollers on the market. You don’t need an extra firm roller in order to see results. In fact, a little bit of give is more gentle on the tissues thus encouraging you to work a little longer and deeper and keep you wanting to come back for more.
Roll out here!
OPTP PRO-ROLLER Soft Foam Roller – Blue 36″ x 6″ PSFR36B
6: Beautycounter’s Cleansing Balm
Last but not least, let’s take a look at your beauty products. One of the last things we think about when eliminating toxic compounds in our home, your beauty products are usually filled with dozens of chemical compounds that are directly linked to chronic diseases like allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, eczema, and even cancer. Normally I love making my own products, but with two active boys in the house the time simply isn’t always there. This is why I teamed up with Beautycounter. It’s their mission to get safe beauty products into your hands. My favorite product for the winter, where dry skin is a common problem, is our Cleansing Balm. While it’s capable of washing away the days makeup, it also leaves your skin hydrated while also brightening the skin’s appearance thanks to the added Vitamin C. Treat your skin well this holiday season and pick one up today!
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Beautycounter Cleansing Balm
Do you see anything you like? What will you add to your holiday shopping list?