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Health and fitness are priorities in my life, and I am always on the lookout for new products that make it easier to accomplish my diet- and exercise-related endeavors. I love the following health and fitness gadgets and recommend them for the workout enthusiasts on your holiday gift list.
Though I prefer to go to the gym for my workouts, my family and work obligations don't always allow me to leave the house before sunrise. Since my workout motivation wanes as the morning wears on, I turn to my home exercise equipment. The Journey Gym is my new go-to for full-body fitness at home or when I'm on the road. It is a portable universal "gym" that lets you strength-train and work up an aerobic sweat. The unit features 30 resistance bands (ranging from 5 to 150 pounds of resistance) and can be turned into a stair-stepper for cardio. The Journey Gym DVDs show you how to get the most from your workouts.
MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 earphones
There isn't a workout that goes by that doesn't leave me drenched in sweat, which has proven to be highly hazardous for tech gadgets, particularly earphones. They either fall out of my ears and get stepped on or they don't fare well drowned in perspiration. The MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 'phones are sweat-resistant and feature a comfort-fit earpiece and memory wire for locked-in fit. They also come with a sports armband and carrying case for easy use at the gym, outside or at home.
Ninja Mega Kitchen System
Regardless of my busy schedule, homemade meals are on the menu every single day. The Ninja Mega Kitchen System delivers unbeatable versatility and time-saving capability in blending, juicing, kneading, and making extra-large batches and single-serve portions. This heavy-duty multi-purpose kitchen gadget has a 1500 watt, 2 horsepower motor, a 72-ounce pitcher with blade assembly, 64-ounce processor bowl with blade assembly, dough blade and two single-serve blending cups with blade and go-to lids. I recommend it for everything from whirring up smoothies to making cookie dough (a healthy diet is a balanced diet that has a place for sweet treats).
Spoonk Acupressure Massage Mat
At first glance, this spiked mat can look almost dangerous, but once you relax onto it, you'll find the spiky flowerets are surprisingly relaxing and can actually help you recover faster from tough workouts. The Spoonk is designed with more than 6,000 stimulation points that deliver an invigorating acupressure massage that stimulates circulation, eases tense muscles and boosts those feel-good endorphins. As a busy mom who normally runs in high gear, the mat gives me an incentive to rest and let go of the day's stressors — even if it is just for 20 to 30 minutes. As a bonus, the mats are made of all natural ingredients, including hemp, cotton and a non-toxic plant-based foam.
(Whole Foods Market, $70)
Moving Comfort Foxie Full-Zip Jacket
My favorite line of workout wear is Moving Comfort. I especially love their Foxie Full-Zip Jacket, a stylish, slimming and comfortable cover up to wear during outdoor activities. The high neck, long sleeves and sleeve thumb loops keep you warm, while the full-zip front allows you to adjust your temperature as you start to heat up or cool down. The jacket also has two zip pockets to carry esssentials when you're exercising. This is a great gift for fitness chicks who want functional fitness wear inside or outside the gym.
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