With Black Friday just days away, so many people are getting a jump start on holiday shopping. If you or a loved one are looking for ways to improve your health in the new year there are many gifts that can help you do just that. Here are some gift ideas for better health.
White Noise Machine
For those who have trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night, a white noise machine can help. White noise helps mask out other subtle sounds in the night that can cause you to wake. There are many options to choose from with white noise machines but the bottom line is if it helps you sleep better you’ll have better health.
Tight muscles and trigger points can be worked out with various types of massage tools or foam rollers. With so many options specific to different parts of the body, you might have to do a bit of research to find out what would work best. Massage tools vary from something simple like a massage ball for your plantar fascia to a Thera-gun which loosens the muscles through percussive therapy. These types of tools also come in various shapes and sizes to allow for travel.
We know that sitting at a desk for many hours a day can cause neck, back and upper extremity pain. Ergonomic products for improving posture while working can make a big difference. There are various types of chairs, stools, desks, and stands to adjust your posture while working. Ergonomic products such as cushions, foot stools, mats, and keyboards can also make a difference.
Reusable Water Bottle
Drinking the recommended eight ounces eight times a days can be difficult for many people. Dehydration can lead to several health problems. If you’ve overheard a loved one complain that they just don’t drink enough than a water bottle can be a nice gift. There are so many different options to make them fun, with personalized options or your favorite sports team. Bottles can come with various options such as measuring your intake or being made to keep your beverage cool. If you like the water bottle you have, the more likely you are to use it, therefore consuming more fluids daily.
Blue Light Filtering Glasses
Blue light filtering glasses can be a cute and easy gift. Levels of blue light are high on devices such as computers, flat screen televisions, tablets and cell phones. If you spend a lot of time looking at a screen each day, the blue light can affect your sleep patterns and cause digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include headaches, sore or irritated eyes, facial muscle fatigue, and dry eyes. Blue light filtering or “computer glasses” are relatively inexpensive and come in various styles and colors.
Tablet Or Cell Phone Holder
If none of these gift ideas suit you or a loved one for better health, this one will work for just about everyone. Using a tablet or a cell phone puts strain on the neck, shoulders, and upper extremity even if you only hold it for short lengths of time. Keeping in touch with people through video chats on the phone or tablet also increases the need for posturing the device properly. Several different types of tablet and cell phone holders are available for specific needs. Desk top or laying in bed are two examples of different ways to use these holders, but the common denominator is that they are hands free, leaving the user with less strain.