Gifts for getting healthy

Find the perfect gift for the healthy people on your list with this comprehensive gift guide

Gifts for getting healthy

Source: Best Health magazine, November/December 2013; Images: Daniel Harrison

Notice anything unusual about these skates?  You tighten them with a simple twist of the knob. Thanks to a reel-and-cable system, there’s no more fiddling with laces! (Reebok BOA Figure Skates, $150). For more healthy gift ideas, read on.

1. HBC 2014 Red Mittens: Part of the proceeds are donated to the Canad­ian Olympic Foundation ($10 at Hudson’s Bay).

2. Lunatik Athletiks Zuza Performance Compression Socks reduce lactic acid buildup and help muscles recover ($44).

3. Rocky Mountain Soap Company Sweet Dreams Roll-on uses essential oils to give you a restful sleep ($16); Rocky Mountain Soap Company Rescue Mist is antibacterial ($13).

4. Jogi Yoga Mat ($15 at Real Canad­ian Superstore).

5. Oopsmark Yoga Strap ($36).

6. Jogi Core Balance Cushion helps strengthen your core when you stand on it ($20 at Real Canadian Superstore).

7. Essentrics Barre Workout DVD ($20).

8. Jamieson Vitamin C Sachets 1,000 mg ($10 for 14 sachets).

9. Down Home Amy Snack Pouches are reusable; stash healthy snacks and essentials in them (small $15; large $18).

10. Clif Builder’s Bar ($2).

11. Carry Me Om Tote is expandable, and even holds your laptop ($128 at Lululemon).

12. Sweaty Bands for hair ($20 at Running Room).

13. Nike+ Fuelband tracks your daily steps, calorie burn and more ($149).

14. Sochi 2014 Can­adian Olympic Team Collection Women’s Fleece Hoodie ($75 at Hudson’s Bay).

15. Roots Cabin String Mitts ($36).

16. Fitbit Aria Wifi Smart Scale tracks weight, body fat and much more ($130 at Indigo).

17. Yogalosophy: 28 days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover ($24).

18. Graffiti 110 Snowboard is a customizable kids’ board (markers included; $40 at Canadian Tire).

19. Ambler Canuck Beanie for kids ($25 at MEC).

20. Nutrasea Omega-3 Supplement ($25, 200 mL).

21. Medicalert Persona Sterling Silver Bracelet with Golden Beads ($219).

22. POC Lobes Goggles are lightweight and shatterproof ($200 at Sporting Life).

23. Philips Wake-up Light is a kinder way to get you up on dark winter mornings ($100 at

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