Have you still got Christmas gifts to buy? Would you like to buy something useful (aside from another pair of socks)? We wanted to share our top pick for gifts that will benefit anyone – from desk workers, to fitness fans and all those with aches and pains. Whether it’s a gift for you or someone close to you, we all prefer something that will make our lives better. So if you know someone that wants a healthier life in the New Year, these are our top choices for last minute Christmas gifts.
1. Spiky Ball & Foam Rollers
Spiky massage balls and foam rollers are great for relieving tight muscles through self massage. They’re particularly great for feet, back, legs and hard to release glutes.
2. Hot and Cold Pack
Heat helps to ease aching, tired muscles at the end of the day, cold packs help to ease pain. These multi use packs can be put in the microwave to heat up or in the freezer to cool.
3. Lumbar roll
We discussed the many benefits of the lumbar roll in our ‘Simple Ways to Relive back Pain‘. Whether it’s at a desk, driving or sitting for long periods of time it supports your back and ensures the natural curve of the spine is maintained and slouching is avoided.
4. Pilates socks
Ok, it is another pair of socks however, these socks are perfect for Clinical Pilates Sessions. We discussed the health benefits of Clinical Pilates for strength and conditioning as well as relaxation and stress relief in last week’s blog post The Benefits of Pilates! These socks ensure you don’t slip during class.
So if you know someone suffering from pain, or someone that would like to get healthier in the new year, these would make the perfect gifts for healthy Christmas and New Year.