It is that time of year when we turn our attention to the holiday season and the end of another year. Last year HealthStatus put together a New Year Resolution Guide of products aimed at helping you keep your healthy New Year Resolutions.
How did you do on meeting your health goals for 2009?
This year we decided to put a jump start on next year and provide you with some new health products that you may want to give as gifts or request for yourself, so that 2010 can be the year that you are a healthier and happier you!
Gifts $101.00 to $250.00
WellnessMat Perfect for anywhere one has to stand – kitchen, craft room, laundry etc – it is luxury for your feet, legs, and back. Unlike other anti-fatigue mats on the market today, the WellnessMat offers 50% more comfort- designed for overall wellbeing, and is engineered with a beveled edge that prevents tripping and special bottom that prevents slipping. Recommended by healthcare professionals for years, WellnessMat is heat, puncture, microbial, and stain resistant, will not fade, and it will not stain your floor. Order direct through www.wellnessmats.com. They come in 5 colors and 4 sizes with prices ranging from $119.95 to $229.95.
The Resistance Chair®, The Smart, Affordable Gift for the Senior Adult on Your Holiday List is specifically designed to help mature adults stay active and strong. The patented, low-impact resistance cable system offers a wide range of exercises from a safe, seated position to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and endurance, and stave off the effects of common ailments like arthritis and diabetes, as well as assist with post-op rehabilitation. A great at-home exercise system, the Resistance Chair is made with steel tubing to be extremely durable, while requiring no assembly to set up for portability and ease of use. MSRP: $239.70 Availability: www.VQActionCare.com or (877) 368-6800 to order.
Qteaze, a new line of upscale fitness and sports accessories for fashionable women. Qteaze offers chic and fashionable gym bags, shoe bags, swimsuit bags, sweatbands, and gym towels that also make for great travel accessories. The Qteaze line is meant to inspire women to become healthy and look good while doing so. Qteaze products would be a perfect gift for anyone’s athletic friend! Product pictures at www.qteaze.net. Prices for a gorgeous gym bag set are around $224.00. Individual items start at $24.00 and go up from there.
FINIS: AquaPulse Heart Rate Monitor Utilizing patented bone-conduction and infrared technology the AquaPulse maximizes your swimming workout
- Calculates accurate heart rate reading by a sensor that is clipped to your earlobe
- Allows user to pre-set time period at which heart rate is communicated from 20 seconds to 5 minutes
- Bone-conduction technology provides a crystal-clear audio report
- Easily clips on to goggle for a non-cumbersome fit that you can hardly feel
Available at: www.finisinc.com Price: $139.99
Lifeguard30™ is the newest life saving tool for consumers to arm themselves with information that may potentially save their life in an emergency. Lifeguard30™ is a system that is designed to help ensure critical medical information is available to emergency medical service (EMS) professionals in situations where patients are unable to speak for themselves. The device is a complete system designed to store and transport personal medical information for use at the scene of a medical emergency. The device stores identification and personal information, medications, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contacts and more, digitally viewable on the device. It is the perfect gift for those with Alzheimer’s, prior heart conditions, have life-threatening medical condition or allergies. Cost is around $149.00 go to www.lifeguard30.com
BeltLife is a Spanish Merino Sheepskin Natural Low-Back Heat Wrap.It is an innovative yet simple solution to lower back pain, providing safe, comfortable, and natural relief of everyday symptoms as well as those caused by athletic/traumatic injuries. A different kind of heat wrap, and a one-time purchase, BeltLife is made from the finest grade of Spanish Merino sheepskin available – insulating, breathable and super soft. The unique wrap harnesses the power of precisely delivered natural heat to relieve pain, spasms and stiffness in the back — without chemicals, messy creams or irritating disposable patches – and also aids in promoting a healthy, strong back. Back pain sufferers – who range from the young and old, male and female – can wear the comfortable wrap anywhere; its slim shape and design makes it highly portable and enables it to be worn discreetly under clothes, whether at work, on-the-go or during athletic activity. You can check out the official company website, www.beltlife.com Priced at $119.95.
The Litebook Elite is a portable daylight spectrum light. This is a perfect gift for the relative who resolves to get more sleep in 2010, and to have a more productive winter. When used every day for 15-30 minutes, the Litebook Elite improves moods, increases energy levels and restores sleep patterns. What could be a better gift for a busy mom on the go than a good night’s sleep and lots of energy? Most people notice results within 30 days. It retails for approximately $200.00, is available at www.litebook.com, on www.amazon.com and at major retailers.
Gifts over $251.00
HT iJoy Board Balance Trainer – The Human Touch iJoy Board Balance Trainer simulates the motion of a snowboard, skateboard or surfboard in action, making it easy and fun to practice various board sports in any place, during any season. It comes with a wireless remote control so it’s easy to control the speed. It retails for $479 and is available at Specialty Back Care Stores, Fine Furniture, Major U.S. Retailers and at www.ijoyfit.com/index.html
RealRyder “tilt-y” bike – RealRyder is a non-stationary/tilt-y indoor training bike. The bike mimics an outdoor ride by tilting, turning and twisting while you ride, adding a whole new dynamic to those usually boring spin classes at the gym.Its instability forces riders to engage core and upper body muscles that are typically not employed on a traditional stationary bike, which results in a workout burning more calories and toning a wider range of muscles. The RealRyder spin bike also encourages better form and rewards a good pedal stroke and proper position just like a real outdoor bike, making it a great, yet unique cardio workout. You can check out a video of the bike in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL1bLk7XYYU The RealRyder bike costs $1,995 and is available to purchase online at www.realryder.com
BioEDEN Tooth Cell Bank is the first company to collect, assess and cryogenically store living tooth cells from deciduous baby teeth. BioEDENis definitely a great route for both parents and family/friends looking for a valuable gift to give children in their lives this year and is one that gives for years to come. As opposed to other expensive stem cell collection, growth and preservation methods available, BioEDEN has an initial processing fee of only $595 and an annual service fee of $95 and is the only company that offers stem cell growth in addition to collection and preservation services at no additional charge. BioEDEN offers gift certificates for purchase, perfect for the holiday season. Ordering is easily done by calling 888-315-3843, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.bioeden.com/florida
Power Plate – is a vibrating workout machine that allows for a full-body workout in 30 minutes, saving you time and energy. The workout: Power Plate machines provide one of the most efficient total body workouts in just 30 minutes, utilizing scientifically-proven Advanced Vibration Technology that naturally causes muscles to react multiple times per second while you exercise. The Benefits: Increased flexibility, strength, bone density and range of motion; decreased joint and muscle pain and improved blood circulation and lymphatic return. Prices:Range from $2,499.00 to $10,500.00 and can be purchased at www.powerplate.com