Improve Your Family's Health With Better Gifts
By Brandi Goodman
The year is filled with holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions that encourage gift-giving. Improve your family's health this year with better gifts that are more worthwhile for their well-being.
Candles can sometimes feel like a cheap and easy gift that the person gave no thought to. Wellness candles, however, are an exception. Options such as the Relaxed Wellness Candle from Bee Lucia uses lavender and lemongrass to promote a calming atmosphere. The Goddess Rose Quartz candle by WellnessWicks focuses on the heart chakra. It promotes emotional wound healing and self-love. Gift these candles to anyone you know who's been feeling stressed or upset and can use some aroma therapy.
Weighted Blankets or Eye Masks
Sleep is necessary for good health. If you know someone who's not getting much then gift a weighted blanket or eye mask so they can experience better rest. Symptoms of anxiety and depression can be relieved with the help of weighted blankets. A weighted eye mask, such as the Nodpod, blocks out light and can also reduce headaches.
Some people use an ice roller in their beauty regimen. The tool can also be used to soothe sore muscles and decrease headaches. This inexpensive gift would work well for anyone you frequently seeing rubbing at their head or temples. It helps to promote a sense of relaxation.
Writing in a journal is a great way to cope with stress. Not many people think to do it though. Purchase a gratitude journal as a gift for someone you know enjoys writing or who you simply think could benefit from it. An empty journal works fine, but a gratitude journal with specific prompts and affirmations can be an even bigger encouragement.
Lumbar Support Cushion
Back pain is real and nearly everyone experiences it. People of all ages can twist wrong, carry too much weight in their bags, or even just wake up with pain in their backs. Gift people a lumbar support cushion that they can use behind their backs when they sit. It's a great show of support.
Always consider health as you purchase gifts throughout the year. Others will usually get toys and electronics so offering healthy alternatives to your friends and family is a great gesture. There's lots of terrific options that will encourage better mental or physical health for your loved ones.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Apex, N.C.