Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved Ones


Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesValentine's Daythe day for love and romance. The day that is full of romantic gifts and expressions of love. Do you have to buy a gift for someone special? Do you want to give a gift to someone this Valentine's Day that "keeps on giving"? Are you into "health & fitness"? Would you like to join the "Gym For Every Body"? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions.


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Give your kids a great valentine—take a walk with them every evening. You'll start them early on a lifetime pattern of good heart health. Plus you'll have a little more time to tell them you love them. Since February is "Heart Month", join and ask your loved ones to join you for "cardio workouts".  Heart Disease is your Number One Killer. Most women think it is breast cancer, but Heart Disease kills more women than all the cancers combined, plus diabetes and HIV! But here is the good news: up to one third of deaths due to heart disease are preventable through diet and exercise. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, studies show that regular running and walking can substantially reduce your risk. As little as 30 minutes, three times a week achieve significant health benefits, and more is better.



Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesChocolates – The rush to buy chocolate for valentine is even stronger this year, thanks to the continued reporting of chocolate's remarkable health benefits. Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, and balance certain hormones in the body. Moderation is always the key - having a decadent piece of chocolate once in a while is not going to harm your health, either. If you have a choice, choose dark chocolate for its higher flavonoid content!



Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesMagazines & Books- Magazine subscriptions and books always make wonderful gifts, and can save you the hassle of fighting with some pop-collared douche bag for a parking spot at the mall. Take a peak around your loved one's room or car, and see what kind magazines and books he/she reads. Click here to buy Magazines and Books.



Weight-loss program-If you and your partner want to lose weight together, give him/her a health club membership or enroll in a sensible weight-loss program. A study in the International Journal of Obesity shows that participating in an intensive behaviorally based weight-loss program has a significant “ripple effect” among spouses. A couple can lose weight together even if only one person enters a weight-loss program because one can influence the other in terms of behavioral changes like regular weigh-ins, awareness in calories and healthier food choices.



Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesFruit Basket- Fruit is a delicious, healthy option that everyone seems to enjoy. Nothing compares in taste to a juicy, fresh piece of seasonal fruit. A basket filled with delicious selections of juicy pineapple, sweet pears, crisp apples, fragrant oranges, and tangy grapefruit offer a wholesome treat which pleases every palate and satisfies sweet-tooth cravings, as well. Just picture the strategically placed pineapple located in the center of the basket surrounded by the vividly colorful assortment of green pears, red apples, bright oranges, and yellow grapefruits. Add other fruits with more muted hues like kiwi and peaches to create an even more eye-popping color combination. This tasteful arrangement of the fruits makes the fruit basket very appetizing as well as beautiful. Let your Valentine know you truly care by giving him/her a beautiful, delicious, healthy basket of fruit...the unique Valentine's Day gift.



Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesHealthy organic skin products- Organic face packs, lip balm, massage bar  for a smooth and well-toned complexion are an excellent gift idea. They are chemical, synthetic, pesticide, herbicide, fungicide and toxin free. Click here to buy beauty products.



Fitness clothing that is equal parts practical and sensuous makes a good choice for valentine gift. This could range from designer jackets, yoga apparels, fitness pants  to inner wear. A good example of a fitness reward for your partner is a pair of running shoes or a heart rate monitor for finishing a 10-km run. Another reward you can give your wife/husband is a set of workout clothes (smaller sizes) for eating healthy and losing weight.



Heart-Healthy Red Wine: They say a glass of red wine a day is good for the heart, so toast your love this Valentine's Day with a good-tasting glass of red wine. Recent studies show that drinking one glass of red wine every day may have certain health benefits. Research indicates that moderate red wine consumption may help protect against certain cancers and heart disease, and can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Despite the alcohol content, it has helpful properties, like resveratrol and other polyphenols. Polyphenols are chemical compounds found in the skin of grapes and other plants. These compounds act as "antioxidants" -- the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in foods that protect the cells in your body from damage caused by the normal process of metabolism and ward off chronic disease. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol found in red wine. A pivotal study published several years ago in journal Nature found that red wine inhibited the synthesis of a protein called endothelin-1 that can lead to the development of atherosclerosis, a build-up of fatty material along the artery walls.



Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesGreen Tea Essential gift basket- Regarded as one of the most beneficial to wellness as its leaves are dried rapidly and not allowed to oxidize. This process retains many of the natural polyphenols, catechins and flavonoids (antioxidant properties) that are associated with the health benefits of drinking Green Tea. Recent research has shown that a compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in Green Tea prevents cancer cells from growing by binding to a specific enzyme. Previous studies have also indicated these properties may reduce the incidence of gastric, throat and skin cancer. Gargling with Green Tea or drinking a cup each day may even help stave of colds and flu. You can combine green tea with products like green tea bubble bath, lotion, linen bag of bath salts, wooden massager, a back scrubber, and hand towel packaged in a basket for a "green" Valentine's Day .


Top 10 Valentine Fitness Gifts for Loved OnesHealthy dinner- If both of you love to celebrate the occasion at home, cook the healthiest and most delicious recipes your partner will never forget. Avoid deep-fried foods, sweets and too much alcohol. After dinner, present your gift/s to him/her plus of course a romantic greeting card with an old picture of you when you were still young. Include statements which will remind him/her of staying well and healthy.

  • "I admire you for being a great role model to our kids."

  • "I enjoy your company, especially when you walk early mornings with me so we can stay healthy and live longer."

  • "Thank you for reminding me always to take care of my body and health."



Nowadays, people are becoming more conscious of their health and weight. So this is the perfect time to show your special someone how to take care of one's health.


Dated 07 February 2012

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