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10 Benefits of Exercise

By: Canadian Living

We can't say it enough: Physical activity is important for your overall good health. Physically and mentally.  But what does exercise really do for us? Here are 10 benefits of movement that is sure to motivate you to start or resume physical activity at your own pace.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Made from the highest-quality mulberry silk, this mask promises a luxurious slumber without any facial creasing.

Slip Slipsilk Sleep Mask, $65, shopbop.com.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

This healthy tonic is to be added to a milk bevvy to help achieve a glowy complexion. 

Original Golde Turmeric Tonic Blend, $$34, goop.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

The latest improvements to the flagship sneaker by Asics strike the perfect balance between stability and cushioning on your jogs.

Gel-Kayano 25 Running Shoes, $220, asics.com.

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The tea lover on your list will love this collection of Kusmi's most popular blends.

Kusmi Tea Essentials $30, thedetoxmarket.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

For the one who always seems to be riddled with anxiety, this sweet little doll will help them stress a little less.

Natural Life Worry Doll, $7 US, anthropologie.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Fit for the adventurer on your list, this lightweight  silicone water bottle is collapsible, so it can easily be brought around with them no matter where their day takes them. 

Collapsible Water Bottle, $25, quebottle.com.

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Give the gift of aromatherapy with an essential oil diffuser that can help create a calm environment, release stress and encourage relaxation.

Pilgrim Teo Essential Oil Diffuser, $80 US, anthropologie.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

These tasty gummy vitamins are blended with ingredients that promote healthy hair growth and texture. 

Hairburst Chewable Heart Hair Vitamins, $34, urbanoutfitters.com. 

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30 percent larger display and new capabilities, like fall detection, making it better than ever.

Apple Watch Series 4 Smart Watch, from $519, apple.ca.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Cancellations, delays and lost luggage can get to the best of us. Let this book help—it's a compendium of quotes, advice and travel tips for when you’re feeling frantic.  

The Little Book of Mindful Travel by Tiddy Rowan, $14, indigo.ca.

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Uniquely engineered soothing sounds mask the noise of traffic, snoring and even holiday parties.

Noise-masking Sleepbuds Earbuds, $329, bose.ca.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

A recovering blend of apple cider vinegar, arnica and turmeric will help soothe muscle aches.

Goop Body Phys.Ed. Recovery Bath Soak, $48, goop.com.

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Inspired by marathon blankets, the woven fabric of this vest keeps you warm, plus the knit back wicks away sweat.

NB Radiant Heat bonded Vest, $165, newbalance.ca.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

This little box of gems with pyrite, rose quartz, clear quartz and aquamarine will remind your loved ones just how precious they are.

Affinity Crystals, $55, littleboxofrocks.ca.

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This natural soy candle boasts dreamy notes of apple blossom peach, wild rose and camomile and will help create a dreamy atmosphere. 

Wick Witch Love Potion Candle, $25, thedetoxmarket.ca.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

You’ll never tire of this tote by Lolë that easily converts from cross-body bag to backpack.

Lily Tote Bag, $140, lolelife.com.

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Added to water or a smoothie, this supplement will help revitalize skin, hair and nails.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, $34, urbanoutfitters.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Stimulate the reflexology points in the soles of your feet with Saje’s body-care kit.

Saje Reflexology Rituals Night & Day Reflexology & Body Care Kit, $35, saje.com.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

This antifog all-weather mask with 100 percent UV protection is a must-have for skiers and snowboarders.

Goggles, $140, izipizi.com.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Melt away tension post-workout with a pain release aromatherapy and two acupressure balls.

The Pain Duo, $30, saje.com.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Make plane and post-workout primping a breeze with these travel-ready facial wipes.

Sweat Skin-Balancing Cleansing Towelettes, $7, anthropologie.com.

24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

Each card in this beautifully illustrated 60-card deck contains a message meant spur self-reflection and mindfulness.

The School of Life Kindness Prompt Cards, $21, goop.com.

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24 gifts for the health-and-fitness fan

This warming uplifting tea that's made with turmeric, cinnamon and ginger will become their go-to blend for their afternoon cuppa all winter long.

Rise and Shine Tea, $17, joyoushealth.com.

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Mindful Glow

Dietician and founder of Abbey's Kitchen, Abbey Sharp, compiles wholesome recipes to help you feel and look your best.

The Mindful Glow Cookbook, $34, indigo.ca.

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