It’s the holiday season, and in that spirit, we asked our UPMC doctors for some of their favorite healthy gift ideas. Here’s what they suggested!
- Day passes to gym
- Exercise balls
- Exercise bands
- Foam rollers
- Running shoes
- Consult with registered dietitian
- Gift certificate to healthy grocery store
- Water bottle
- Kettlebell/dumbbell set
- Yoga mat
- Meditation DVD or CD
- Gift certificate for a yoga class
- Healthy cookbook
- Medicine balls
- Bosu balls
Looking for more healthy gift ideas for your friends and family? Check out our article from last year: Health Gifts for Resolutions in the New Year.
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