New Year's Gift Guide: Treat Yourself in 2018
The holiday season has come and gone and now we're facing the blank slate of 2018. If you're resolving to improve your health and wellness this year, be sure to keep the holistic health triangle — diet, exercise, sleep — in mind. Each of these three elements depends on the other two, so if you let one fall by the wayside, the others become much tougher to maintain. That's why it's key as you plan your 2018 wellness goals to identify ways to improve all three elements.
And what better way to jump-start your resolutions than by treating yourself to a little something special to keep you motivated? Here are a few of our favorite wellness-friendly gifts to kick-start your healthy habits in 2018.
Hydration is key to any healthy diet, but remembering to hydrate consistently throughout the day can be a challenge, especially when you're sitting at your desk or out running errands. The Ulla attaches to your favorite water bottle and flashes at a pre-set interval to remind you to take a sip of water. It's a simple way to enjoy all the benefits of increased hydration, including improved metabolism, better productivity and improved skin health.
Keep warm on early morning winter runs and make sure the sweat stays out of your eyes during hot yoga sessions with BUFF Multifunctional Headwear. These stretchy tubes come in an array of colors, fabrics and designs so you'll have no problem finding the perfect option for your workout style.
Need that extra push to get yourself off the couch? How about a reason to go to bed a little bit earlier tonight? The quintessential Fitbit features alerts to get you up and moving, and the visually appealing charts and trackers in the app give you plenty of motivation to keep striving to beat yesterday's best.
Don't let travel derail your fitness motivation. Whether you're a devout yogi or just looking for a way to unwind before bedtime, take this lightweight, foldable yoga mat with you on your next business trip or vacation and keep your exercise and sleep schedules on track.
Prioritizing physical fitness is essential to improving your overall health and wellness, but what you may not know is that prioritizing good sleep-habits could be the key to your fitness goals. In fact, exercise and sleep go hand-in-hand: those who exercise multiple times in a week are more likely than those who don't exercise to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
Make sure you're getting the rest you need with a quality pillow. This luxurious memory foam option will keep you cool and supported all night long so that you can wake refreshed, motivated and ready to take on the day.
A key element of a healthy lifestyle is — of course — diet. This easy-to-clean iteration of the Ninja blender makes it easy to whip up smoothies, drinks and purees that you can grab and go. Plus, the Auto IQ technology ensures that you are getting the most nutrition and flavor out of your smoothies and purees.
Bring your plank game to the next level with…video games? This board takes one of the most basic exercises — the plank — and makes it both more challenging and more fun. By syncing up with your smart phone, the Stealth Core Trainer literally allows you to play video games with your abs. Is there a better way to motivate you to do core work?
Nothing gets in the way of motivation like an injury. That's why sleep, rest and recovery are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. These spiky massage balls are a great way to relax sore muscles after a great work out or to smooth out any kinks after a long day at the office so you can sleep well and refresh for a new day. It's a simple addition to your everyday routine that will keep you moving towards your goals.
Hopefully some of these Mattress Firm favorite products will help you start the new year off right.
Cheers to a healthier, happier, more balanced 2018!