A healthy gift for a healthy life
Trying to entice someone to get healthy and take better care of their body is not an easy feat.
Sometimes you may have a close relative or someone you dearly love and notice that they are not in the best shape that they could be; in fact, they are in a pitifully unhealthy.
Then comes along a holiday of some sort which gives you a chance to maybe give them a gift, that could point them in the right direction, to get their health back on track.
Maybe that someone is overweight or in need of some physical activities. You might notice that they are out of breath very quickly. Perhaps they have even confided in you that they are borderline diabetic.
Our less than healthy loved ones
As a loving and thoughtful family member or friend, you want the best for this loved one. Offering a gift that might entice them towards better health can be trickier than it sounds.
If you give them some type of offering that automatically tells them that they are obese, this might not bode well with them. In fact, it might even give that person a complex which they did not have beforehand. They might start to feel ashamed of their body, and it might send them into an unhealthy spiral, which is the complete opposite of what you wanted for them.
Tracking more than time
On the other hand, a fitness tracker might be one of the best gifts to offer without insulting the person.
Yes, one of those bracelets thingamajigs that serves as much more then a watch. Those gadgets are actually pretty amazing and can offer a vast array of services.
For example, it can track your pulse, it can tell you about the quality of your sleep, and it can track the number of steps that you take in one day. It can also do something as benign as tell you the time. And depending on which device you purchase, you might even be able to answer the phone, take your messages, and surf on the web.
Changing one habit at a time
The reason why this is such a fantastic gift is because of its versatility. The friend can use this tracker to see how many steps they do in one day. They can then decide on their own if they want to challenge themselves by adding 50 or 100 steps more every day. You won’t need to mention to the person that he or she is out of shape and needs to lose a couple of pounds. This gift has so many practical uses that it will pass bellow the radar.
Sometimes, seeing a loved one risking their health for lack of movement and lousy eating habits can be very frustrating. It can leave you feeling like your two hands are tied together, unable to help in any way.
Critical health issues
As many already know, maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do to avoid the following health problems such as:
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
Remember that weight is only one part of the equation. You can carry a few extra pounds and still be very healthy, if you are eating well and exercising moderately. Merely adding more movements into your day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator can have a significant effect on your health.
Your body tells you if you are healthy or not because if you lack energy and are always out of breath well, you are most likely unhealthy. If taking a simple walk drains all of your energy for the rest of the day, that might be a sign that you lack physical activity. If your eating habits mostly include prefabricated food, fast food, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and so on, and you do not eat a wide variety of vegetables, you are most likely not very healthy.
Healthy not skinny
The idea is not to be thin at all cost, that is not the point at all. What anyone should be aiming for is to feel healthy, energized, and to keep at bay most physical ailments.
By giving your loved one a present such as a Tracker, you are at least pointing them in the right direction. They might start including into their lives small habits of healthy changes, and that is exactly what anyone should be aiming for.
A weight-loss diet is not meant to be a long-term engagement. Any weight loss plan should be used as a launching board to propel you on your journey to better health.
So, the next time one of your close relatives or wonderful friends have a birthday or some holiday is nearby, think about giving them a gift that will be practical and beneficial for their overall health.