It may be hard to believe, but it’s time to begin your holiday shopping—and we’re here to help! After a year of tasting trendy foods, sweating through the latest workouts, and talking to health experts, nutritionists, friends, and more, we’ve come up with a list of healthy holiday gifts for everyone on your list (even your own!). To start, here are…
The 10 Best Health Gadget Gifts for 2014
Is there someone on your gift list who loves health stats? Fitibit’s Charge Activity + Sleep Wristband is available in four colors and tracks your steps, distance, calories, floors climbed, and active minutes. It will even monitor your sleep, notify you of incoming calls, and easily sync to a smartphone and your MyFitnessPal account.
Know someone who needs a little motivation to start moving? The Garmin vívofit® is the only activity tracker with a personalized daily-goal that tracks your progress, monitors your sleep, and reminds you when it’s time to move. This water-resistant band is always on and won’t need a battery change for more than a year.
Is your Aunt Nina’s scale from the 1970s? Give her an upgrade with the Runtastic Libra Scale. This “one-stop” scale automatically recognizes the user and measures weight, body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR, and AMR (calories burned). Get a consistent measurement that’s easy to read on the digital display… instantly.
Have a fitness fanatic on your list who loves fashion? Check out this sporty tracker that can be worn anywhere—even 30 meters underwater! Available in numerous colors, it monitors calories burned, distance, steps, and sleep quality while running, walking, swimming, cycling, and more.
Help a friend stay hydrated this holiday season. More than a simple water bottle, the Vessyl tracks exactly what you are drinking including: liquid calories, caffeine and sugar consumption, recovery beverages, and more. It also helps you learn how much water you need to stay hydrated and when to time your beverage intake to get the best sleep.
With cold, dreary weather on the way, this is the perfect gift to help anyone beat the “Winter Blues!” The Liberty 10K gives off a balanced, natural spectrum daylight that can be customized to help improve your energy, focus, mood, and productivity. Plus, it’s compact so you can use it at home or the office without sacrificing space.
Is there someone on your list who could use some pain relief? Here’s something we bet they don’t have in their medicine cabinet: a Precision LED Pain Reliever based on NASA technology. The device has 60 LEDs that penetrate safe, infrared heat into body tissue to help stimulate blood circulation, relieve swelling, and loosen muscles. It’s lightweight and even comes with a travel bag.
This scale and measuring cup will make it easy for anyone to create healthier dishes. It allows you to measure volume and weight at the same time including water, milk, oil, flour, and sugar. With a colorful design, the scale is easy to clean with a detachable, dishwasher-safe cup.
For the active runner, cyclist, hiker, and more on your holiday list, the Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle is an interactive water bottle that tracks how much water you drink and need to meet your ultimate hydration needs. It’s easy to carry and a fun way to get your recommended H2O!
With the dry air of winter, the 11+ Bottle Humidifier Mini makes a great gift for the active people on your gift-list. This stylish humidifier may look small, but it’s powerful enough to add humidity to any, personal space. And it only needs a USB to run.
Let the Shopping Begin!
Now that you have a cool list of health gadgets for everyone on your list, you’ll be done with your holiday shopping in no time. And you know what that means… more time to buy some great gifts for yourself! Happy Shopping!
Did we miss your favorite, health gadget on our list? Please let us know in the comments below.
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