CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- How's the shopping coming? Are you simply going through the motions in an unmotivated yet panicked state as you watch the days slip away?
I find it extremely hard to be inspired in the selection process unless I truly believe in the reason behind the gift.
If you're reading this column, then chances are you value health. If this is the case, here are my top 20 fit gifts from which to peruse. I find these ideas worthy on a variety of levels because they support and/or enhance an active lifestyle. Choosing an item from the lists just may connect your loved one to a healthier and more energetic life.
Blenders (at home) and shaker bottles (on the run) come in handy when trying to supplement your diet with smoothies and shakes.
Whey protein to supplement shakes and protein bars for nutrition on the run.
Fish oil (a great stocking-stuffer) is the perfect gift for anyone interested in good health.
Personalize a well basket for a loved one with dietary restrictions or needs -- heart-healthy, vegan, gluten-free, for example.
A healthy cooking class and/or cookbook to learn how quick, easy and economical it can be to eat healthfully.
A freezable lunch bag or insulated sack to make packing your food for work a safe and easy option.
Personalized yoga mat so there is no mistaking whose mat is whose in class.
A kettlebell training class and a kettlebell (to use at home) will burn calories and strengthen muscles simultaneously -- a versatile metabolic fitness tool.
If you already have an Xbox consider the Kinect Trainer exercise program. Animated trainers lead you through personalized workouts in your home.