Author: Jason Loebig
All year long, we’re dedicated to helping you become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. Below is a compiled list of products ranging from fitness, wellness, and nutrition to skincare and fashion. Except for the wild sneakers (see ‘Nike Adapt’), all products have been tested by the Live Better crew and receive a stamp of approval.
We don’t use anything that can’t help us become mobile, whether that means taking it on the go or literally helping with physical mobility. We want function and fashion, style and swag. But most of all, we want and support trustworthy companies. Let us take the hard work out of finding a Christmas gift that wellness-minded individual in your life.
And, all of them fit in a stocking!
(Disclaimer: the kettlebell may rip your stocking from the fireplace hook…)
Live Better Snapback ($30)
The Live Better Snapback represents a call to action. It’s a reminder to encourage us to do the things we love with the people we love. That might mean checking the next item off your bucket list or traveling to a new country. Visit our Instagram page for several inspirational #HowILiveBetter moments – awesome photos get featured on our page and in our newsletter.
Apple Watch Nike+ (38mm $369)
The next generation of Apple Watch is a serious step up from the original. Built-in-GPS, longer battery life, water resistant to 50 meters, and you can sync a playlist to the watch to be used with Bluetooth, wireless headphones – no phone necessary. With an assortment of custom Nike faces, including quick touch buttons from the home screen, it’s perfect for runners and exercisers alike.
Hyperice Hypersphere ($149)
The Live Better crew cannot get enough work done on the Hypersphere. We were shown this wonderful travel ball of pain and joy by Jason Raynor early this year, and have used it every day since. It is a serious upgrade (or addition) to your foam roller at home. The vibration and density of the ball make it very effective for at-home soft-tissue release, which can help you stay in the gym longer or recover from that holiday flight faster.
Onnit Primal Bell (36lb Chimp Primal Bell $84.95)
These little monkeys scare all of the residents in my building every time I take them down the elevator. The benefits of kettlebell training are vast, as is your coolness factor in the gym if you’re swinging around two 36-pound Chimps or a 72-pound Gorilla…
Santa can now also get all the little strong boys and girls a 90-pound Bigfoot Bell.
Nike Adapt Sneakers (Price TBD.... "IOU" will work)
“The potential of adaptive lacing for the athlete is huge, Hatfield adds, as it would provide tailored-to-the-moment custom fit. It is amazing to consider a shoe that senses what the body needs in real-time. That eliminates a multitude of distractions, including mental attrition, and thus truly benefits performance.
Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser? Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed. In the future, product will come alive.”
I know what Santa is gifting all of his reindeer this year…
Want to take your coffee to the next level? How about adding some superfood mushrooms to the mix. Four Sig’s Mushroom Coffee is made with either Lion’s Mane (cognitive booster) or Cordyceps (balanced source of energy) to provide you with lasting energy throughout the day.
We wind down at the end of the day with the Mushroom Hot Cacao (with Reishi) to melt stress and prepare for sleep.
The best part of all their products is they are easily taken on the go in individual packets - perfect for those that travel or that want to skip the Starbucks line.
Gibbon Slackline ($75)
It’s harder than it looks, people. Slacklines work core strength and balance, which makes them popular among rock climbers and yogis. Great activity for a day in the park, on the beach, or in the backyard.
Alitura Clay Mask ($59)
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this line of skincare. Andy Hnilo, founder of Alitura, has an amazing message to go along with his products. You’ve heard us speak about how effective superfoods and healthy nutrition is for your body, but what about the products that go on your skin (where they absorb the fastest)? The mask leaves your skin with a healthy glow and smoother than you’ve ever felt – perfect for any holiday party you might be headed to…
Mugsy Jeans ($98)
I can now workout, rock climb, do gymnastics, yoga, picnic, mountain bike, go to the office, go out to eat, and sleep in a pair of jeans. They are so flexible and comfortable it’s hard to take them off. One of my favorite things about these jeans is that they don’t feel “thin” like other pairs of stretchy jeans. They are still “jeans” in the way you want them to look, but they feel incredible.
The sensei master teacher Timmy F is back at it again with his fourth book. Anyone that’s ever talked to me knows how much Tim’s way of thinking and teaching has shaped the way I learn. Now you get to learn as Tim might – from billionaires, media moguls, geniuses, and professional habit makers. It’s several of his podcast episodes and interviews distilled down into the actionable stuff to take on the road with you.