Fitness 2015-10-09 11 Gifts for Good Health Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Fitness/Gifts for Good Health Promoting Wellness Year-round From new parents to your parents, give the gift of health and wellness this year. These finds will cover everyone from a fitness fanatic to a tech-savvy teen. (And you just might want to pick up something for yourself, too.) Yoga classes Give the gift of om. Regular yoga practice has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular and circulatory health, and even help with back pain. Headphones Could your teen’s headphones be causing hearing loss? Opt for a brand that offers protection. Smart Watch Whether tracking heart rate or watching for falls, an extra set of eyes on their health could be as close as their wrist. Find the best apps for tracking health here. Massage In addition to relieving stress, massage therapy can improve cardiovascular health, sleep and depression. Running shoes Get the shoe that fits — literally. To prevent injury, athletic and running shoes should match up with the wearer’s habits and activities. A specialist can determine unique needs based on gait and what part of the foot strikes when running. Essential oils Help them stop and smell the roses… or lavender and lemongrass. Aromatherapy is thought to reduce anxiety by impacting the limbic system in the brain. Journal Research has shown that the benefits of journaling include increased happiness. Expressing oneself can also help your loved one manage anxiety, reduce stress and cope with depression. Personal training session Hands-on assistance can help teach proper technique when starting a new workout routine and help your loved one avoid injury. Experienced athletes also reap the benefits by taking their workout to the next level. Kitchen gadgets Foodies, rejoice. These nutritionist-approved gadgets include spiralizers, a compact blender for on-the-go smoothies and a pressure cooker. Fresh meals From new parents to the elderly, many people on your list would appreciate the gift of fresh, home-delivered meals. Many services can accommodate special diets, from vegetarian to lactose-free. Indoor security camera Caregivers can breathe a sigh of relief with state-of-the-art indoor security cameras. Be the first to know if a loved one has gotten out of bed or requires assistance to prevent falls. Interested in connecting more to the Northwestern Medicine community? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E-Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. Because what makes us better, makes you better. Share This Page Related Topics Family Fun and Fitness Northwestern Medicine - On a relentless pursuit of better medicine. Related Content Fitness 5 Exercises to Build Core Strength Try these moves for better posture and reduced back pain. Fitness Is Running Bad for Your Knees? 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