Mother's Day Gift
Ideas -- Modern Fitness Gadgets
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Know what the busiest day of the year is for
sending flowers? More flowers are sent on Mother’s day then on any other day of
the year. While floral arrangements are always appreciated by moms, wouldn’t it
be nice to give something a bit more personal, more fun and beneficial?
Moms of all ages tend to put everyone else first and often knock themselves down
on the priority list. So, if a special mom in your life isn’t taking initiative
to pamper herself or even do just simple things to protect her health, then
consider giving a more valuable Mother’s Day gift this year.
Consider giving that special mom the gift of fitness. When you give a woman the
gift of fitness, you are helping her open a door to better health (both
physically and mentally). Can you think of a more thoughtful gift that shows the
recipient how much you care about their well being? By giving the gift of
fitness you are providing them with unlimited health benefits. And, it’s a gift
that you can truly feel proud to give.
Today there are many great fitness tools out there that can be fun while truly
helping to improve ones health.
Consider giving one of these high-tech fitness gadgets:
• Heart Rate Monitor – while not new to the fitness marketplace, there are new
monitor options that include high tech features like GPS, tracking your speed
and distance and more
• Portable Music Player – with the introduction of those that play MP3 files,
exercisers can have more songs on hand for their workout sessions then they
could imagine. And, music has many benefits to exercise sessions. Studies have
shown that music while exercising reduced the amount of stress hormones
released, that listening to music while working out prolonged the exercise
session and that music tended to lower exercisers perception of pain.
• DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) video game. Sure, when you think of video games
you think of teenagers. But, the DDR game has difficulty levels designed for
beginners and you don’t have to be a great dancer or avid exerciser to try it
out. It can be a really fun way to exercise – one where you aren’t constantly
watching your watch.
• Pedometer – new ones on the market even talk to you!
• Trikke. A fitness scooter that makes exercising fun without high impact.
If your budget is limited, there are plenty of non-techie fitness gifts that
provide a wealth of benefit. Gifts can cost as little as just $5. Here are a few
suggestions in various price ranges:
• Resistance Band
• Jump Rope
• Exercise Mat
$15 - $35
• Fitness Ball
• WorkoutsForYou.com Online Personal Trainer (with custom designed workouts)
• Home Exercise DVD
• Full dumbbell and barbell set
• Elliptical Trainer
• Yoga Kit
Of course, we all know that exercise can help people stay slim and fit. But, do
you also know about all the other great benefits of exercising? Daily physical
activity reduces stress and can help you sleep better. Fitness has been linked
to reducing the risk of some diseases and to warding off depression. Researchers
also believe that strength training can help prevent osteoporosis. Not to
mention that exercise also improves self-esteem, increases stamina and
ultimately helps you be able to do continuous work for longer.
All Moms would find these fitness benefits incredibly invaluable. By giving the
gift of fitness you are helping provide her with extra motivation (which is one
of the biggest obstacles in getting fit) to start or maintain a fitness regimen.
Giving something that supports health and wellness will be appreciated for years
to come and may even turn someone's life around. The gift of fitness will make
her feel special – she’ll know that someone cared enough to give her the
opportunity to improve her health. And, giving a gift that will help someone
lead a healthier life is also one of the most rewarding gifts you can give. So
why spend another Mother’s Day searching for the perfect gift only to end up
with the same old things? Surprise her this year and give the gift that comes
from the heart and truly keeps on giving throughout summer and beyond.
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