Health and Wellness Gift Ideas for the New Year

Great! A useful wearable technology gadget such as the Garmin Vivoactive 3, or Fitbit Flex will certainly make the perfect Father’s Day wellness gift. These innovative fitness tools monitor your health information and assist you in achieving your wellness goals. Some even go to the extent of monitoring sleep patterns using advanced technology to highlight restful slumber and periods of light movement during the night.

The Garmin Flex can measure heart rate, calories expended, and the distance covered while the Vivoactive 3 can motivate you to set goals and keep you motivated. But what if you need motivation to stick with your fitness program? Or what if you need motivation to get up off the couch and hit the gym? How about an incentive to get people interested in the wellness programs you have in place? The answer is motivation and the motivation may come in the form of great fitness smart watch gifts.

If you are looking for a smart watch that provides a little more than basic fitness information, consider a Garmin fitness challenge. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 and Flex offer an array of health challenges tailored to the needs of fitness enthusiasts. With Garmin smart watch accessories including heart rate monitors, built-in MP3 players, and ear buds, you can keep track of your progress during your workout. There are even specially designed beverage holders that can be used during workouts. You can also get special workout routines designed just for men and women to ensure that the workout is just right for you.

If you want to stay on top of your fitness routine but you don’t have the time to join a gym or enroll in a class, consider an elliptical trainer. The VivaPachee 3-Chute Wireless Elliptical Machine offers a wireless, motion-based exercise program that helps you burn calories while eliminating repetitive movement. When you use the elliptical trainer, you don’t need a spotter, so it is perfect for those who want a low-impact workout. Keep in mind that wellness gifts like these can take a little getting used to, but they are worth the effort for those who are dedicated to their health.

Want to motivate employees without having to spend money? Consider offering a wellness gift card. These can be found at many stores and are a great way to motivate your employees while still staying within your budget. The best part about these gifts is that they are tax-free, and your contributions are applied to their personal savings or designated accounts. This is an especially good choice for small businesses that don’t see much income coming in but have plenty of employees who need motivation to stick with a fitness challenge.

What about when you have an event coming up but need to get everyone in the house into the kitchen? A smart scale can help. You can give your guests a smart scale to use during their workouts or give them an interactive Swiss ball which they can roll around during their workouts. There are lots of fun ways to motivate and accentuate your guests’ workouts, so consider including a Swiss ball or other multi-use equipment as part of your catering menu.

Do you have a tech-savvy executive on your Christmas list? If you do, consider offering him or her a stylish, hi-tech digital watch to wear during the new year. It will be a great way to motivate them to keep their fitness on track by giving them something they can use as an in-home tool. This gift is tax-free and the gift recipient can continue to use it throughout the year.

Finally, who wouldn’t appreciate getting a healthy, fit dad or mom in their corner? For parents who are struggling to find ways to motivate their children, a fitness calendar is a perfect solution. As a Father’s Day gift, a fitness calendar can serve two functions: it gives the Dad a gorgeous calendar to look at when he’s home from work and it gives the Mom a way to express her love for her husband by giving him a physical reminder of the things that matter most to her. It will inspire Dad to keep pushing himself to be the very best Dad he can be, and it will also give Mom a way to connect with her son and express her love for him without boring him to tears. (If Dad has any other health challenges, you might want to talk to his doctor about incorporating physical therapy into his annual wellness regime – there are many options available.)