“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank.

In our previous blog we identified there’s some really great benefits to giving, but what do you do if you have no idea what to give someone?

We’ve collated some wellness gifts ideas that can enhance not only your feelings of satisfaction and joy, but enhance the lives of the person you gift the idea to.

  1. Make something.

You could get super creative and make something crafty or if that’s not your thing, there are some great recipes out there of healthy yummy snacks that don’t take long to make. Whip them up, present them in a nice box or wrap them in cellophane and you have a gift that will be cherished.

By engaging in a task which is creative, researchers believe that 3 different areas of the brain collaborate and work together to achieve the outcome. With that comes the neurotransmitters of reward, accomplishment and pure joy for doing something for someone else!

The receiver of your gift will also feel significant, with you taking the time to create something. A unique gift to give!

  1. An indoor plant.

There’s lots of ongoing conversation about the positive aspects of having plants around you indoors.

Studies have shown indoor plants…

  • Boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.
  • Reduce your stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds.
  • Help clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity & producing oxygen.

 

Some great options would be

  • Spathiphyllum orPeace lily
  • Zanzibar gem
  • Monstera deliciosa or “Swiss cheese plant”
  • Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy
  • Maidenhair Fern

 

  1. Collate your favourite recipes or purchase your favourite recipe book.

Nurturing yourself from the inside out is a great way to promote good healthy habits. Some of your favourite recipes or a book with healthy recipes are a great way to instil solid habits and promote health and wellbeing.

Plus when you cook, it’s a form of being creative so you can get all those good vibes at the same time!

  1. Epsom salts.

Most used in a bath. The idea is that Epsom salts have several positive elements and that these particles can be absorbed through your skin, providing you with magnesium and sulfates — which serve important bodily functions.

These include:

  • Provides Magnesium.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, important for over 325 biochemical reactions in the body;

  • Promotes Sleep and Stress Reduction.

Magnesium helps your brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress;

  • Helps With Constipation.

It appears to be helpful because it draws water into your colon, which promotes bowel movements;

  • Exercise Performance and Recovery.

It is well known that adequate magnesium levels are helpful for exercise because magnesium helps your body use glucose and lactic acid;

  • Reduced Pain and Swelling.

Again, the magnesium is deemed responsible for these effects, since many people with fibromyalgia and arthritis are deficient in this mineral.

By having a bath, it promotes a tranquil relaxing environment that can assist in decreasing stress and encourage mindfulness.

  1. Go on an adventure.

Find a day that suits both people and pick a location that you know the receiver of your gift will love. It might be a wine region or an area with lots of local produce, which you could pick up and have a picnic with. The outdoors has lots of positive effects on health and wellbeing, and if you choose a place both of you have never been before, you’ll be creating some memories to reflect on for many years to come!

Whatever gifts you give, know that we appreciate each and every one of you as our members and the gift you bring us each and every week. We couldn’t do this without you.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and may 2021 be bright.

Team OsteoStrong

Team OsteoStrong

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