CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charleston Age Management Physicians from Cenegenics Carolinas, a preventive health and age management medical facility, today released their top healthy holiday gift ideas.
If you're on a tight budget this holiday season, give the gift of time and offer to sit a friend's toddlers for a few hours a week. For the person who's always on the go, a non-toxic reusable water bottle is the perfect gift. Just remember, the best options are water bottles that are made of stainless steel or BPA-free plastic. Infusion water pitchers are relatively inexpensive and are a great way to make your own fruit infused water and teas easily and naturally.
For the foodie in your life, instead of a plate of sugar cookies or box of chocolates, give them something that's nutritious and delicious, like a gift box of almonds, walnuts and other unsalted nuts, a gourmet tea set or a nice bottle of extra virgin olive oil. If budget is no issue, a slow cooker and healthy recipe book or a Vitamix blender for making smoothies and juices will give the gift of health for years to come.
For the fitness junkie or someone new to working out, a gym membership, gift certificates to aerobic classes or a monthly pass to a local yoga studio are ideal gift ideas. And what's even better about giving one of these gifts is that you'll have a workout partner to help motivate you on days when you're struggling to get to the gym. Inspire the whole family to get active together with a set of new bicycles or registration to an upcoming race or fun run in your community.
Other healthy gift ideas include relaxation/meditation tapes, healthy recipe books, a subscription to a healthy living magazine, a year's worth of Bison or Alaskan sockeye salmon delivered each month or a preventative health assessment and program for a year.
"Staying healthy over the holidays is not an easy feat for anyone," said Dr. Michale Barber, CEO and CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas. "Give your friends and family something they will really appreciate this year: the gift of health."
SOURCE Cenegenics Carolinas