I’ve left this ‘Christmas gift list’ post very late in the day, but not by accident; December will have been a seasonally indulgent month for many of us, and the last thing you want think about whilst you’re toasting with a flute of delicious bubbly is a ‘healthy reboot’. However, now is the time to snap up those last-minute healthy gifts, ready to help loved ones re-focus on the New Year reforms – and there are still 3 very productive shopping days left to do it! Click MORE to check out the 14 essential goodies on my FitnessOnToast wish list from my wander around London’s iconic Harrods 🙂
1. Technogym Wellness Ball – Active Sitting
The ball allows you to exercise at work or at home. Slumping for hours at your desk is far from healthy, so getting up for a walk and a shuffle about is very much encouraged whenever possible; but whilst you’re sitting, the ball helps to improve your posture and engage your core. You can also do countless exercises on the ball to strengthen your muscles and improve balance.
2. Trainers – Nike Air Zoom Pegasus
Investing in a good pair of trainers is key; choosing precisely which ones will entirely depend on your foot. If you can, opt for a run assessment with a qualified sport scientist. I personally love these Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Flash (women’s running shoe). The focussed monochrome aesthetic means you can easily wear them both in and out of the gym environment – so pair them with a pair of skinny jeans or baggy yoga pants! The shoe itself is lightweight and supportive, the design features hi-vis reflectivity, and with it’s weather protection it’s perfect to keep those feet dry during the cold & damp months that lie ahead in Britain!
3. East India Company Tropical Punch (Blend 68)
I think an indulgent and luxurious tea blend is a great gift for anyone health conscious and this one tastes great! A delicious blend of white tea with hibiscus, rosehip and orange peel, with a punch antioxidant hit!
4. Magimix CitiZ&Milk Limousine Coffee Machine
Coffee remains an excellent pre workout drink! This retro-chic machine is high up on my list for a stylish serve 😀
5. KitchenAid, Artisan Stand Mixer 6.9
I adore this Mixer – it’s a piece of functional art and I’d love to get my hands on it. It’s a bit of a pricey purchase so for now I’ll just be drooling over it. There’s a 10 speed motor to achieve fast and thorough mixing for whatever food you’re making (cakes, bread, ice-cream (!!) etc), and it has this gorgeous, rich metallic finish. Pure retro perfection!
6. KitchenAid Artisan Cordless Hand Blender
This gorgeous little device effortlessly blend soups, smoothies and sauces.
7. Luxurious Pillows
You may have read one of my numerous posts on the importance of sleep, and investing in a good, plump, fluffy pillow is a key part of the ethos. After all, you spend a significant proportion of your life in bed – yet still, it’s never enough! The choices are vast – memory foam, artificial, allergen-free, hungarian goose down etc – take your pick!
8. Lavender Oil
I like my home to feel like a sanctuary, so that when I walk in from a tough day’s training, it reminds me of a spa! Clean, sparse, and if possible, smelling of fresh laundry, lavender, citrus etc. I’ve linked to my favourite in the above, Kneipp Lavender Herbal Bath oil. Ahhh….
9. Wuesthof Kitchen Knife set
For the ultimate in precision-preparation of all your healthy dishes for 2015 !!!
10. Monreal Clothes
Whether you’re a tennis player or a chic fitness fashionista – anything from this brand goes!
11. Maison Du Chocolat 100% Coro Bar !!!
Pure chocolate, this bar is the most intense I’ve encountered, with full flavour and no added sugar. Can your palate handle it?
12. Sweaty Betty Bag, Deluxe Studio Holdall
Great holdall with laptop sleeve, extendable design and internal wet pocket, perfect for post-swim. The yoga mat straps, shoe pocket and mesh water bottle holder make it a pretty awesome all-rounder!
13. Cold-Press Juicer from Kuvings
This ‘masticating’ Juicer is perfect for vegetable & fruit juices. It squeezes out the juice & leaves more of the nutritional value intact, by chewing the contents, NOT spinning it and heating it up (which creates simpler sugars, and destroys the vitamin value). You can also make yummy cake with the fibrous pulp it spits out (mmm cake!)
14. Sweaty Betty Outfit – for performance but also to inspire you to train in the new year.
– Sweaty Betty Motion Run Tights Specifically for cold runs with therma fleece fabric for warmth and breathability during training.
– Sweaty Betty Tessellate Luxe L/S Top with high-stretch and sweat-wicking materials, great as a base layer.
– Sweaty Betty Steady Luxe Knitted Jumper – this cashmere blend jumper will keep you warm and is perfect for bit of layering.
On your marks… get set… SHOP!
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