If you came to this page from a Google search, click on Edit in the search bar on top of your screen. Then click on Find & type in the KEYWORD you are looking for, like CERTO. You'll get to the exact spot you are searching for.

Search HappyHealthyLongLife

  • Google



Books for a healthy happy long life

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Blog Widget by LinkWithin

« Dr. Bruce Hollis' NIH Vitamin D in Pregnancy Study is Now Complete. High Dose Vitamin D (4000 IUs) Significantly Improved Health & Outcomes for Moms and Babies. And Harvard Researchers' Theory of a Vitamin D - Autism Connection. | Main | Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I'm 64? Take a Look at the Future Through the Statistics of the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project »

December 12, 2009



Here are some ideas (many on my list):

iTunes gift certificates (to buy tunes for the iPod/Nano)
Hand weights
Workout DVDs
Anatomy book
Bosu Ball (Negatives: kind of expensive, and kind of big for home storage, but it's on my list!!! I love the BOSU!)

Gift certificate to Whole Foods
Klean Kanteens/or any brand of stainless steel water bottle (great to take on workouts!)

I love getting new work out clothes or a gift certificate for them
My girls love getting new workout clothes (ages 4, 5 and almost 8)
Books for kids about their bodies/exercise/good food

I'll add more if I think of good stuff.

I think some people like to hike and there's a WHOLE world of stuff there that I don't know about, but I'd give a gift certificate to an outdoor store like REI.

The Healthy Librarian


These are fantastic suggestions! Thank you so much.

Love the idea of workout clothing--and I never would have guessed little girls would be interested + great idea about the kid books.

Actually, I like everything on your list--for giving or getting.

Only tried Bosu about twice--the instructor wasn't so good--but what a workout. Sounds like you're a big fan. Maybe I should give it another try.


The suggestions were great. It's amazing how many I actually have and hadn't thought to give as a gift.


Amazing list!

Great ideas on the comment above.

I learn so much from your blog. (and just bought a Polar 6 Heart Monitor at your recommendation). A Vitamix is next on my self-gift list.

I would consider giving a pressure cooker (Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 7.5 quarts) for quick bean, vegetable, soups and risotto dishes along with Lorna Sass' book: Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure.

How about a water filtration system? (We have an Aquasana the filter is changed every 6 months.)

As we discussed earlier, the books: "Born to Run" by MacDougall and "Younger Next Year" by Crowley and Lodge. Highly motivating and inspiring!

I would like a gift certificate for a few visits with a personal trainer to advise about weight lifting. (if anyone reading here is interested. LOL!)

Happy Holidays to all!

(I need to look up the BOSU ball!)

The comments to this entry are closed.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

TIP: You must confirm email subscription

  • Check your email after subscribing. Check you SPAM filter--the confirmation may be there!
My Photo

How to Email Me

  • HealthyLibrarian [at sign] gmail [dot] com

People I read

Blog powered by Typepad