Sunday, November 21, 2021

Practical Gifts for People Who Workout

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If you are trying to find some gift ideas for the workout enthusiasts on your gift list, here are a few products to consider. If you are embarking upon a new exercise routine as a part of your New Year's resolution, it is important to first speak to your doctor first concerning your intended fitness regimen. 
Manduka Yoga Mats ($45.00-$159.00 each from Manduka): I have used the Manduka Pro Yoga Mat for years, and I love it because it is so well constructed, and the extra-dense cushioning provides unparalleled support and stability for the body.

According to Manduka,

The #1 mat recommended by teachers worldwide, built to last a lifetime. Ultra-dense cushioning provides superior support, stability and joint protection. Closed-cell material seals out moisture and bacteria. Easy to disinfect and clean.Meticulously crafted in Germany. OEKO-TEX®️ certified.

  • Standard Length Mat: 6mm thick; 71” x 26”; 7.5lbs
  • Extra Long Mat: 6mm thick; 85” x 26”; 9.5lbs
  • Made from PVC that has been certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®️
  • High-density cushion for unparalleled ride, joint protection, and comfort on any surface
  • Proprietary dot pattern holds the mat in place on the floor
  • Textured top layer allows you to flow between postures without sticking to the mat
  • 100% latex free
  • Each mat is handmade so may vary slightly in length
  • lifetime guarantee
Thinksport Insulated Water Bottle (12 oz., 17 oz., and 25 oz. bottles $19.99-$21.99 from Think): This wonderful insulated water bottle narrows in the center for easy gripping, and it has an ingenious removable mesh filter for brewing tea. It is dishwasher safe, easy to clean by hand and thoughtfully designed. 

According to Thinksport,

The 25oz bottles hold ice cold for approximately 18 hours. Some tell us about how they left their Thinksport bottle in the car in 100-degree weather only to return to clinking ice five hours later. Others tell us how we kept their drinks cold for longer than 24 hours. One customer even put our bottle in a thermal testing chamber and reported that it was the best bottle he had ever seen. On average the sports bottles hold contents hot for 4 hours. Because of the double-walled construction, you also won't feel the temperature of the products. So it's important to be careful if you've placed hot liquids into the bottle.

  • Double-walled and vacuum-sealed stainless steel - keeps contents hot or cold for hours. 
  • Perfect for hot or cold beverages - does not sweat (for cold contents) or burn your hand (for hot contents). 
  • Contoured design - makes the bottle easy to hold and visually distinctive from the many, many straight-walled bottles. 
  • Removable mesh filter - keeps ice from blocking the drinking spout and allows users to conveniently brew tea on the go.
  • Unsurpassed testing for material safety - our products undergo rigorous chemical and biologic testing to ensure they do not contain toxic chemicals.
  • Available colors: Natural silver, matte black, blue, purple, green and orange. Light Blue, White and Light Pink available in some sizes

Nirvana HMB Premium Water ($23.99 for 12 from Nirvana, Amazon and Walmart): With the holiday season quickly approaching now is the time people scramble to think of gift ideas. Nirvana's HMB-infused water boosts muscle performance, reduces muscle recovery time, and slows muscle degradation making it the perfect drink for anyone who prioritizes health and fitness in their lives. Nirvana asserts that, "HMB is scientifically proven to improve muscle performance, slow muscle loss due to age and disease, and decrease the recovery time from muscle injury.  Even professional athletes have seen the positive effects of Nirvana HMB water, as All-Star Kyle Lowry has invested in the company. Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior. Nirvana HMB is muscle wellness for everybody and every body." 
Essential Elements Hydration Variety Pack of 15 ($27.99 from Essential Elements, Walmart and Amazon): is here to make hydrating fun and easy with their new hydration sticks. Their hydration sticks are the perfect fuel to recharge for all fitness lovers, athletes, and anyone looking for a little extra hydration. Featuring a combination of apple cider vinegar, sodium, potassium, and buffered vitamin C to ease digestion, you’ll keep hydrated and ready to roll. 
When you exert yourself, you sweat, and that means a loss of both water and electrolytes. The apple cider vinegar in Essential Elements Hydration provides you with powerful replenishment. Just like you, Hydration goes the extra mile for the extra oomph you need to keep working out, finish your shift strong, stay energized throughout the day making it the perfect tool to better your workout. 

KÖE Kombucha ($29.99 for a 12 pack from Amazon): is the only Kombucha that’s fruit-forward, USDA Organic, and packed with probiotics. KÖE was created for people who want a healthy beverage that’s flavorful and enjoyable. All seven KÖE flavors are vegan, gluten-free, certified Kosher, and made with black tea, natural fruit flavors, and purees, and a touch of 100% organic cane sugar. KÖE tastes like sparkling fruit juice but contains live probiotics, which support the immune system, digestion, clear skin, and, surprisingly, brain function. With just 35 calories, 15mg of caffeine, and completely organic, KÖE Kombucha not only tastes great but leaves you feeling healthy and recharged during every sip. 
Arm & Hammer Cleansing & Refreshing Foot Wipes ($5.99 for a pack of 30 wipes from Target and Amazon): These are perfect to keep in your gym bag after a workout when you don't have immediate access to a shower. The wipes are perfect to clean your feet and they are cooling and exhilarating because of the Tea Tree Oil and Menthol.

According to Arm & Hammer,

ARM & HAMMER™ Cleansing & Refreshing Foot Wipes contain Fresh Guard™ technology and Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda to help eliminate and neutralize odors. Simply open the pouch and swipe a textured wipe to remove dirt, sweat & other unwanted impurities from feet. These wipes contain skin nourishing essential oils like Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile and Cooling Menthol while remaining free from parabens & sulfates. Great for after the gym, between showers, before bed, on stinky feet, after the beach or just a long hard day! Take them with you every where you go!
  • Contains Fresh Guard™ Technology with Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda & Odor Neutralizing Ingredients help eliminate & neutralize odor.
  • Textured wipes remove dirt, sweat & other unwanted impurities from feet.
  • Quick dry, non-greasy formula leaves feet feeling cleansed & refreshed.
  • On-the-go packaging with lock closure to prevent formula from drying out.

Derma E Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub ($13.99 for 4 oz. from Derma E and Derma E Amazon Store): I like to use topical ointments and creams to relieve muscular pain, and I have found that Derma E Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub is a wonderfully effective therapeutic cream that soothes muscular aches and pains while actually moisturizing the skin. It is non-greasy, fast-absorbing and his has a light peppermint aroma that is invigorating. You simply warm the cream in your hands and then massage it into the skin in the area of your discomfort, and it really helps give temporary relief. Of course this should not be used in lieu of seeing your doctor if you have a more serious injury, but this is great for post-workout muscular discomfort, and it is doing wonders for the tension in my back from sitting at the computer for so many hours each day.

According to Derma E,

Our therapeutic muscle and body rub moisturizes to help comfort overworked muscles by helping to soothe aches and pains. Muscle rescue in a jar. Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, providing temporary relief after-sports, work, or play. This deeply penetrating soothing cream is fast-absorbing and non-greasy, providing temporary relief after-sports, work or play. Free of colorants and raw materials derived from mineral oils.

Overall Assessment: These are practical gifts that could just be what the athlete on your gift list is looking for!

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  1. I loved my ThinkSport bottle so much that when I lost it at our beach club in August, I bought myself another one, only a larger size. Great gift ideas all!

    1. I feel the same way about this fantastic water bottle. If I lost mine I, too, would replace it with a larger one. I like the size of this one, but it is definitely on the small side.


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