At this time of year, while doing some last minute shopping for people you love why not consider some health gadgets that can improve their well-being or comfort?
There are plenty of items in the health arena that I think would make great stocking stuffers or gifts.
In no particular order, here goes:
1. Water bottle (with a twist!): Fitness fanatics unite! This is the coolest invention ever, I can put a key, my gym ID, a credit card and even some cold, hard cash into my BPA-free water bottle!
Ugh, makes me mad I didn’t think of it first! It’s called the “Autoseal Kangaroo” at gocontigo.com
2. Waterproof MP3 player: Just in case you want to listen to music or audio books while taking a shower, swimming laps or diving the Galapagos.
Look for The Diver™ DB-10 which includes waterproof earbuds sold on Amazon.
3. Personal Steam Inhaler: Great if you have sinus problems. The Mabis allows you to adjust the amount of steam and the particle size. You can add your own essential oil if desired.
4. Baseball cap with lights: Hunters wear these hats, but I keep one by my bed in case I have to get up in the wee hours of the morning. You see, once at 4:30am, I tripped over Sam’s sneaker (size 14), so I bought this light-up cap to keep from knocking myself out in the dark.
The “Panther Vision” hat is very bright with 4 LEDs. Sold on Amazon.
5. Reading aid: Placing a colored (but transparent sheet) over a page improves reading comfort, and possibly reduces headaches associated with eye strain.
The best are “IRLEN Colored Overlays for Reading- Sample Pack of 10” sold on Amazon.
You won’t know what color you need till you try all the colors on a sheet of paper.
6. Sproutling Baby Monitor: The next generation baby monitor, think of it like a Fitbit for your baby. It tracks an infant’s heart rate, body temperature and position. It’s approximately $300 and there’s a waitlist at sproutling.com
7. Handheld Near-Infrared Light Machine: I love mine and use every day for one thing or another. It’s just light frequency and you can place the paddle anywhere on your skin. A built-in timer automatically cycles through healthy frequencies, or individual settings can be selected. They’re clean out now, so get on a waitlist at sota.com
8. Wireless bra: It’s probably TMI, but I rarely wear bras with a wire because the wire prevents proper lymph drainage from the breasts. If your lymph doesn’t drain properly (due to wires and padding) toxins build up, and breast cancer risk increases.
Finding a pretty wireless and un-padded bra that offer support is a challenge, most look frumpy. Check out Cosabella Amore brand of “Love Lace” or “Adore” bras both sold at Kohls, and for a racerback option, get Free People’s “Racerback Crochet” bra. I bought 6 different colors!
9. Sock helper: After hip or spine surgery, or even if you have trouble bending, the “Sock Aid with Foam Grip” sold on Amazon can help get your socks on for about $8.
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