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Dr. Matt’s Health and Wellness Gift Giving Guide 2017

I subscribe to a number of newletters(more than I should based on how many of them I actually get the chance to read, haha) and one of the most useful of emails that I get are the ones that show a list of products that I may find interesting based on me following a particular person. For instance, I have some that are more health related, while others are more men’s interest related, etc. Every year, several of them will send me a list of gift ideas that they have found to be beneficial to their audience and it’s been a great thing for me. So, with that in mind, I decided to put together a similar post myself. This may or may not be something you are interested in, but here are some things that you may find helpful to yourself and/or your loved ones.

*Just a heads up, this post contains affiliate links meaning I get a commission if you buy thru the link. This costs nothing extra on your part and I have never, nor will I ever promote something that I don’t either personally own and/or believe in.*

Movement and Fitness

Movement and Fitness

Lifeline Pro Resistance Trainer Kit: Few things I have found are more useful and versatile than a set of exercise bands. I’ve had a set of these for years and I absolutely love them. They are great quality. They even held up when we teaching boot camps for few years.

TRX Suspension Trainer Kit: While I am definitely a gym guy, I realize not everyone is, and truthfully you don’t have to be to get results. Bodyweight exercises are great and something like the TRX system can make them even more useful.

BOSU: Other than the bands above, I have found this one piece of equipment more beneficial to patients and training clients than anything else over the years. This will work wonders on training the core and balance.

Lebert Bars: These are just another nice piece of equipment to have on hand if you want to work out without going to the gym. Something like these allow you to mix up your exercise routine a bit.

Theracane: Most people that have been to me through the years know me as much if not more for my muscle work than even my adjustments. I can’t follow everyone and keep my thumb in a tight muscle, so this is a great option to have at home.

Lacrosse Ball: This has become my go to recommendation when it comes to healing soft tissue problems. A simple lacrosse ball can work wonders on everything from rotator cuff injury to plantar fascitis.

Rebounder: Trampoline, rebounder, whatever you want to call it, these little gems are great for getting the blood and lymph flowing, and getting some low impact exercise.

Foam Roller: These have been around for years, and with good reason. One of the best ways to keep myofascial problems in check is by foam rolling.

Rocktape: You are starting to see this more and more, and there are several versions out there, but Rocktape has been the best version of Kinesiotape that I have found. They market more toward athletes and I will say it seems to stick better than the other brands I’ve tried.

Wobble Disc: Easily work on your balance and train your core with something as simple as sitting on this wobble disc.


Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

Hotlogic Mini Personal Portable Oven: When you are trying not to use plastic and/or the microwave so much, these little ovens are fantastic. Simply store your food in a glass container and plug in to heat it up when you are ready.

Instant Pot: Pressure cookers are nothing new, but this particular brand has been really popular over the last couple of years, and work well for cooking a meal in no time.

Vitamix: Any blender will work to make a great smoothie or green drink, but without a doubt Vitamix is the top brand if you want one that will last.

Spiral Slicer: These are great if you are wanting to make noodles out of veggies instead of pasta.

Dehydrator: Dried fruits and veggies are delicious and a great way to get more nutrition into your body.

Collagen Peptides: Collagen protein has proven to be highly beneficial with gut health, skin health, hair, joints, and more. If you aren’t taking collagen regularly, you might consider starting.



The Five Minute Journal: The best way to get and stay healthy: take time and be grateful. This little book can make a big difference.

Tri-Core Pillow: One of the top questions I have been asked over the years: What kind of pillow should I sleep on? And, there’s no right answer for everyone. Many of my patients that have a history of neck problems do well with this one though.

Chiroflow Pillow: This is another pillow that a number of my patients have loved over the years.

Flexispot Standing Desk: Sitting is the new smoking. There’s no doubt it’s hard on your body and just not good for you. On the other hand, I’m not for standing all the time either. With one of these you have the option to sit or stand at your desk.

Amazon Prime: I finally broke down and got Prime this past year and it’s been great. The deals you can find and free shipping make this something I highly recommend to anyone. Also, you get access to movies, tv and music as well. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial


Hopefully you will find this list useful. I wish you the very best this holiday season!

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