Let’s face it. 2020 has been draining for all of us. So what better gift to give this season than the gift of wellness?
To help restore balance, we’ve broken down this year’s gift guide by the 3 pillars of health: nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing.
And whether these gifts are for your own self-care, or someone else’s, these Yes Health-approved gifts are sure to sleigh.
Wellness Gifts For Nutrition
We believe that eating healthy should be easy. That’s why these 3 time-saving essentials should be in everyone’s kitchen.
Blending smoothies and soups are a quick-and-easy way to get in loads of nutrients, and unlike juicers, you’ll actually retain all the fiber for healthy digestion. New to making smoothies? Check out what our coaches say about how to make the perfect smoothie.
Coach tip: make one big batch and have it on hand for the next couple of days. We guarantee this will be one well-loved gift!
Instant pots are basically a magic device that can instantly slow cook, steam, saute, and even yogurt your food without added unnecessary oils. All you do is throw in your food, seasonings of choice, and press a button. It’ll make justifying takeout a lot harder, and your busy neighbor, friend, or family member will thank you for making their meals a lot easier.
Spiralizing veggies like zucchini are a great substitute for any dish that calls for noodles, like pastas, stir frys, and noodle soups. Save yourself the time (and starchy carbs) by spiralizing veggies ahead of time, and storing them for the rest of the week.
Side note: spiralizers are also very affordable, ranging from $10 for a handheld spiralizer to $25 for a stationary one.
Wellness Gifts for Fitness
Resistance bands are great for at-home or outdoor workouts without taking up any space. They allow you to get a full body strength workout in without the need for additional equipment.
Coach tip: get to know your resistance bands and how to use them with Coach Sara’s overview and strength training workout video.
Yoga (or exercise) mats are essential for at-home workouts, which is all the rage these days. If you’re concerned that your recipient might already own a yoga mat, there’s always room for an upgrade. Pair with a matching mat towel, and you’re loved one is good-to-go!
Check out Coach Rachel’s lazy mat workout for a non-yoga related mat exercise.
Smart Watch or Activity Tracker
Quaran-times are tough, and with lockdowns being reinstated, finding motivation to stay active is harder than ever. Activity Tracker (like Fitbits) give people that extra nudge to keep moving throughout the day, and rewards you via positive reinforcement to keep you invested in your fitness.
Not to mention, Fitbits integrate with the Yes Health app to give coaches insight into your daily movement, and come up with better plans for your lifestyle.
Wellness Gift for Mental Wellbeing
We’ve discussed the benefits of gratitude journaling before, but we’ll say it louder for the people in the back. Practicing gratitude daily can improve your life, and it only takes a few minutes a day.
There are many gratitude journals available on the market, and you can always include a note of gratitude to your gifted recipient. Trust us, this little act will go a long way in making someone’s day.
Normally, best grounding practices occur outdoors. But we get it, it’s cold. However, it’s still possible to get the stress-reducing benefits of grounding indoors through a grounding mat (like this one). Gift this to a friend or family member who’s used to relieving stress through outdoor activities.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil aromatherapy is a great all-natural alternative to reducing stress or boosting energy and mental clarity. Also, how can you not be content when your home smells like a spa at all times?
Gift the diffuser with a set of pure essential oils like lavender, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and citrus. They’ll be able to create their own custom blends based on their needs.
The Ultimate Overall Wellness Gift
Yes Health Membership
For a gift that keeps on giving, gift yourself or your loved one a membership with Yes Health. You get your own team of health coaches that will personally plan, guide, support and keep you on track for all aspects of your health: nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing.
See for yourself, and try Yes Health free for 14 days to see what your health coaches recommend for you.
Yes Health is a low-cost, weight loss and diabetes-prevention program committed to helping everyone live healthier, happier lives.