Family and Consumer Sciences Education: Gifts to Help with New Year’s Resolutions to Get Fit

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   Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Have they mentioned getting fit or eating healthier or moving more? Help them reach their goals!

   Some ideas to get them started include a beginner exercise DVD and a pocket nutrition and exercise journal which will help them start recording and watching what they eat, how much they are moving, and whether they are progressing. Other ideas for beginners may be lessons or a gym membership.

   For the more advanced or beginners buy a fashionable sports bag or free weights such as dumbbells, kettleballs, or sandballs. Another idea is to buy cute, fun workout clothes or a heart rate monitor watch.

   Other ideas may be a floor mat, exercise bike, resistance bands, ear buds, lunch boxes, pedometers, or a food scale. No matter what you get your loved ones for Christmas, many people would agree the best gift of all is the gift of health. Since you can’t give the gift of health, give the gift of health awareness to someone you love today.