8 Great (and Healthy) Holiday Gifts

8 Great (and Healthy) Holiday Gifts

No disrespect to Santa and his half-pint helpers, but what we really want is the gift of a healthy mind and body.

While good habits, genes and luck certainly factor in, you can help your loved ones achieve that wish with these low-cost offerings that are both enjoyable and improve health.

1. Gardening Supplies

A green thumb helps keep your health in the pink — on several fronts. Consumed regularly, many herbs that are ideal for a small garden (placed by a window to get at least six hours of sunlight during winter’s chill) can provide a tasty nutritional punch, thanks to their bounty of vitamins and phytochemicals.

Read more gift ideas here: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-11-2013/healthy-holiday-gifts.html?intcmp=HPBB3O