[By Christopher Kirk]

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away, are you scratching your head and getting a little flustered over what gift to get for the man in your life? You had hinted fairly strongly about how adorable and perfectly versatile the small Chanel boy bag is for the past few weeks, emailed him twice pictures of it and even gone as far as getting the serial number from the nice sales assistant when you dropped by the store at lunch hour to ‘browse’. Short of reserving one under his name for him to pay and collect, you are confident of securing the gift of your choice this year. Yet again… without a glitch.

However, the same can’t be said about your gift for him. Instead of another fancy tie or small leather goods that he never get round to using, why not consider these healthy and thoughtful gift options that show how much you know that someone is special? Whether he’s a fitness aficionado or a novice taking baby steps towards healthy living, wow him this Valentine’s Day with one or more of these fabulous gift choices that any modern day Adonis will surely appreciate.

The Fitbit ionic smartwatch

Having this personal fitness tracking device is like having a personal trainer attached to you 24/7. Not only does it track your steps and calculate the number of calories burned, it is able to tell you the times that you are most active and energetic.Basically, the Fit Bit monitors one’s TDEE, otherwise known as Total Daily Energy Expenditure. I have a Fit Bit Ultra and love it because I know what my TDEE is every day and can adjust my calories intake accordingly if I need to. On days that I do not exercise, I make sure I get at least 10,000 steps, which gives me a TDEE of 2150. On days that I do exercise I also get in the 10,000 steps, giving me a TDEE of 2400 or higher.Before Fit Bit, I had “dieted” my whole life on very low calories, but when the number of calories consumed is too low, you are actually sabotaging your weight loss plan as it pushes down your metabolic rate and thus slows down your fat burning ability. With the actual monitoring from Fit Bit, one is able to eat more without worrying, making meal plans a lot less stressful.

The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is designed to be your constant companion for the better part of a week, with an extended battery lifespan that allows you to go through four days with a single charge. Tracking all your steps, distance, and even your heart rate throughout the day, collected data is synced to the Fitbit app for easy visualization of all your activities, making the Fitbit ionic smartwatch a much appreciated Valentine’s Day gift for the man who engages in an active lifestyle of healthy living.

Available from fitbit.com

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Register both names for a race

If fitness is the name of the game for your other half, why not surprise him by joining him for a race? It doesn’t matter if it’s a running race or an adventure race, a 10km route or half a marathon, the point is to share the experience together. There are all genres of races being held in Singapore and her neighboring countries throughout the year, pick one that both of you are most likely to follow through. Training for the event side by side will pull the both of you closer while mutual motivation will scale higher heights and put goals into realization. Remember to present the ‘gift’ of the registration voucher or the confirmation email printout with a thoughtfully penned note to warm your Valentine’s heart, these are the healthy memories that will go a long way in your relationship, I’m sure!

Check out local and regional running calendar for 2018 @ justrunlah.com 

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Engage a personal trainer

Having a personal trainer in the gym is a great way to provide knowledge, support and motivation for your man, whether he’s just starting out or been training on his own for a number of years. The guidance from a certified, professional trainer will provide excellent basic groundwork or see him pushed through plateau, making time spent at the gym more efficient and rewarding. This gift of health might be a little pricey, but if you aren’t low on funds, I’m sure it will be greatly appreciated by the health enthusiast or the novice who’s just starting out.

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Gift of personal grooming

Is your guy a soap and cologne kind of man? Do you think it’s about time he does a little overhaul or maintenance in the beauty department? Well, a Valentine’s gift of personal grooming is an excellent way to initiate him into the unchartered seas.

The SW1 Spa founded by Dr. Low Chai Ling is under the umbrella of The SW1 Clinic, a one stop medical hub offering medical aesthetics, plastic surgery and medical spa services all under one roof. By providing cutting edge facials and body skin treatments that deliver results using scientific methods and unique skin solutions; it is a step short of a visit to the doctor’s office, yet so much more than your traditional scrub and mask.

The Deep Deep Clean facial is an excellent fuss-free choice for the busy superhero on the go, removing rough and damaged outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal younger and softer skin cells from beneath. Combining Aqua.dermabrasion with a fruit acid wash for gentle yet effective deep exfoliation with Ultrasonic Deep Cleansing purging out pesky comedones leaving no pores un-preened,this is the ultimate no-nonsense deep cleansing treatment giving some much needed TLC to the beauty needs of your knight in shining armor.

Alternatively, one may wish to consider the Divine Uplift for the mature gentleman who’s been the rock of your life for the longest time. Using ‘cutting-age’ FDA-approved Exilis Lift radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening technology to gently coax skin to behave in a younger manner, an age-defying peel and an anti-oxidant packed high-tech collagen mask are thrown in for good measures to further up the game change. The Divine Uplift facial improves firmness and elasticity of skin to the effect of turning back time for a younger looking complexion, making it the perfect way to spruce things up for the man of your life before the all-important Valentine’s dinner date!

A one-stop aesthetics destination that caters to both non-invasive cosmetics medical skin treatments and cutting edge plastic surgery, check out the services available @ SW1 Clinic

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An active vacation

As an interesting change to your vacation together, make plans to take the road that’s less travelled. Highlands trekking, a cycling vacation or camping in the wilderness under the stars? Check out what’s on the menu for unique adventure vacations meant for couples on vacationideas.com. The need to make compromise to modern comforts that we have grown accustomed to and having the chance to rough it out together helps narrow the gap between two individuals and is a great test to how you two fair as a team. Plan an interesting itinerary such that along the way, you can pepper it with luxurious pit stops such as a decadent one-night stay in a five star spa resort or a romantic dinner for two at a Michelin awarded establishment! With these suggestions and a little of your personal creativity, Valentine’s Day gift definitely need not be run of the mill or boring.

Hugs & Kisses, XOXO,



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