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5 Awesome Christmas Gifts For Your Body!

tumblr_n5ldy7dAJR1qk9t29o1_500We are in the final stretch of the Christmas season – and many of us are rushing around to make last-minute purchases. But with all the hustle, long lines and endless advertisements, you may have overlooked the most important person on your list: You. More specifically, your body.

It’s easy to find fault with our bodies. But the truth is, our bodies operate tirelessly as the vehicle through which we experience life. Our bodies don’t grumble or complain, and they never get a day off. Regardless of how you feel about your body, I’m sure you’d agree that it is deserving of a holiday gift.

To that end, here are a few inexpensive and awesome ideas for your body.

  1. Body scan. Never heard of a body scan? It’s a guided meditation of sorts that enables you to check in with various parts of your body. If you’re short on time, here’s a great three minute body scan. If you’re able to commit ten minutes, try this longer body scan. Turning your attention inward (instead of outward) is a powerful practice that your body will love!
  2. Self massage. I love getting massages, but sometimes we don’t have the time or money for a professional session. Fear not! Self massages are a great, soothing gift that you can give to yourself. Use a small amount of oil or lotion, and gently massage your body while thanking it for all that it does. You can massage your arms, legs, shoulders, neck, chest, buttocks or even your scalp.
  3. A workout. With more than 600 muscles and as many as 360 joints, your body was meant to move. In fact, it craves movement – even though most of us don’t get enough physical activity. Give your body the gift of movement in the form of a workout. It doesn’t mean you need to go to the gym, buy equipment or even leave your house. In fact, I recommend trying my 12-minute at-home ab workout.

  4. Nourishing meal. When you eat delicious, nourishing food, your body feels great and energized. Carefully select healthy food options and put together a special, balanced meal for your body. It might be salmon and brown rice, a vibrant salad or chicken and vegetables. Your body will thank you for giving it the nutrients that it needs.
  5. Sleep. Yes, I saved the best for last! Sleeping is wonderful. Though most of us don’t give ourselves enough, sleep is when your body repairs and heals. It recharges your batteries so that you can be productive, energized and vibrant. Close your curtains. Put your cell phone in another room. Get rid of any distractions. And give yourself the awesome gift of eight sleeping hours.

If you don’t have time for any of the above gifts, do something small and simple. Right now, you can give your body a good stretch. Or pour yourself a tall glass of water. You can even snack on a carrot.

Whatever you do and wherever you’re at in your health and wellness journey, do something great for your body this holiday season.

P.S. If you want to give yourself the gift of my six pack program, you can download the complete Davey Wavey Six Pack series right now – and get started today!

Video: How to Self-Massage.

I love treating my body to the occasional sports massage; not only is it a relaxing experience, but it comes with a number of great benefits including reduced joint and muscle tension, improved blood flood, increased flexibility and so on.

It’s a great gift for you body.

Unfortunately, massages aren’t cheap. But if you’re looking to enjoy all the benefits of massage without the hefty price tag, try using a foam roller as demonstrated in this video via my fitness YouTube channel.

Giving Gifts to Your Body.

Go ahead, unwrap it.

I spent this past weekend adventuring my way through the always bustling—but especially bustling this time of year—New York City to see the sights and do some Christmas shopping.

As I was making my way through Columbus Circle, I realized that I had neglected to include a gift for someone (or perhaps something) very important: My body. With all the work our bodies do for us, they certainly deserve something special.

So while sitting in a crowded Starbucks wherein customers feuded over available seating, I located a few nearby spas. To my delight, one had a 30-minute slot of availability. I kissed the chaos goodbye, and took some much-needed quiet time to thank and celebrate my glorious body.

(By the way, my body isn’t glorious because of how it looks. My body is glorious because all bodies are glorious—it’s a birthright, regardless of our size or shape.)

I know my body appreciated the gift. For the rest of the afternoon, I was radiant. I chucked to myself when I saw a sign in a store window that read, “Glow home for the holidays.” The brief pause and reprieve helped me find my center in an otherwise whirlwind weekend; what a difference it made.

Today is Dec. 20—Christmas is only five days away. That’s five days to do something special for your body—and it need not cost money. A walk in the park, bubble bath or even a nutritious meal all count as gifts.

What are you getting your body for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.