Last Minute Gift Ideas

Give healthy holiday gifts (source: alvimann/morguefile)

Give healthy holiday gifts (source: alvimann/morguefile)

If you still have holiday shopping to do, this blog is for you.  Use these gift ideas to fill your friend or family member’s stocking with a something that shows how much you value their health and well-being.

3 Healthy Gift Ideas

  • Shoe fitting and new shoes.  If your loved one enjoys healthy activity, get them a new pair of walking or running shoes.  Set up a time to take them to a local vendor where they will be properly fitted.  Marathon Sports in Minneapolis, for example, provides a comprehensive 26.2 Fitting Plan that will help them find the best shoe for their body and their activity level.
  • Roasted Almonds.  Almonds are a healthy treat.  They are packed with healthy protein and mono and polyunsaturated fat.  Your best bet for good nutrition is the unsalted variety.  A small decorated tin of the nuts makes a great stocking stuffer.
  • Three Rivers Park District – Cross Country Ski Lessons.  Encourage your loved one to get out and enjoy the area’s parks during the winter months.  Offer to sign them up for cross country ski lessons through the Three Rivers Park District.  Cross country skiing is easy on the joints, a great way to get a cardiovascular workout and a good way to build strength and stability, too.   Beginners are welcome and there are plenty of classes for newbies.

Stay connected to healthy tips, recipes and advice in the new year. Learn how to start an exercise program on the North Memorial Medical Center’s Healthy Weight Loss Program website, subscribe to the blog, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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