A little over a year ago I started limiting my consumption of beef and pork. Since then, many people have asked me why I chose to cut these meats from my diet. The answer: processing and sodium nitrite. Now, I want to clear one thing …
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By: Abbey Bowen This is probably one of the sillier posts I have ever written. But while reading a book this morning, I found myself wondering if there’s a way to combine two of my favorite pastimes: exercising and reading. I Googled, “Exercises and stretches …
By: Abbey Bowen
As someone who is really passionate about health and fitness, I love giving gifts that encourage my loved ones to stay in shape, especially throughout the holiday season.
These gift ideas are perfect for a fitness enthusiast or someone looking for help getting into shape:
1.) A wireless lifestyle tracker
Stephanie Vuolo, a health and fitness writer, promotes the lifestyle tracker made by Fitbit. It can cost anywhere from $50 to $130+. It can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a pant loop or belt.
Nike, Jawbone, Omron, Withings and BODYMEDIA and SPARKPEOPLE make similar fitness tracking products.
2.) A private personal training session
A personal trainer is the perfect solution to help anyone learn to exercise in a way that best fits their personal fitness goals and learn to make fitness fun.
(If you’re looking for a gift for a UW-Whitewater student, faculty member or those in the community, check out the personal training offered through Warhawk Fitness: http://www.uww.edu/ recsports/personaltraining/index.html)
3.)An old fashioned jump rope
Exercise is all about convenience, especially for someone who isn’t used to fitting it into their daily routine. A jump rope, for example, is portable and can be taken to work for a quick workout during a lunch break.
Jumping rope provides a cardio vascular workout that raises the heart rate and tones the legs.
4.) A professional body massage
5.) A kettlebell
They can burn fat, build total body strength and increase total endurance.
Depending on the brand and size, kettlebells range from $10 to $150+.
I hope this post will help you find the perfect gift for your family and friends!
If you can think of any other items that fit on this list, please e-mail me at BowenAK15@uww.edu.
~Remember, you have to learn to love yourself before you can truly love someone else~