5 Green Gifts For Fresh Graduates

Many countries around the world adopted the tradition to send off recent graduates to their new lives with a gift. For young adults, this a valuable thing because will serve as an anchor and also as a reward. Because today it has become a necessity to stop polluting nature, a green gift is what will encourage further more the adoption of this attitude. Here is a green list of gift ideas:

HelloFresh’s Help

Quick and easy is how a graduate deals with food. Not having much time to cook, pizza and tacos are the most popular meals on his not-so-nutritional meals list. At HelloFresh you can find easy to follow recipes with fresh ingredients ready to be shipped to the fast and furious graduate’s front door.

WeWOOD Wooden Watches

Watches are the most popular fashion item in the jewelry category. Originally made to keep time, watches are essential for every graduate wanting to succeed. And because its a gift, it must be unique. WeWOOD is a watchmaker which manufactures wooden watches free from toxic chemicals. Because the wood pattern is different from a watch to another, every timepiece is also different. In addition of being an eco-friendly watch, WeWOOD plants a tree for every watch sold.

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Wood Candles from FOOD52

It’s amazing how candles help decrease stress, especially when a candle scents good. Vermont wood candles are eco-friendly and comes in 3 different scents. The package in which these candles comes are also eco-friendly as they are made of recycled letterpress and reclaimed glass. A woodsy candle to feel like home.

Boyce Studio and Air Plants

Again, a graduate doesn’t have time to do many things, gardening is one of these. Boyce Studio has thought of a minimalist designed holder for air plants. These handmade holder is named Rene and comes in different materials : hickory, speckled maple, walnut and ash. Just like wooden watches, every holder is unique. The trend of recycled paper is also adopted by Boyce Studio, green shipping.

Relaxing Time

What better than a massage to relax? Don’t have time to go to a spa, this is the right gift for a graduate :  Organic Hydrating Spa Gift Set. This set contains essential oils of citrus, neroli and vetiver as well as a travel-size lotion, bar soap and unscented lip balm all packaged in a beige muslin bag easily openable. This natural set is designed by Bambeco.

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Are Birkenstocks Good for your Feet’s Health

After their long absence on the forefront of shoes stores, Birkenstock footwear, especially sandals, have become increasingly popular among fashion lovers and began to be worn in various styles. If we want to give a nickname to Birkenstocks we would call them “comfy shoes”. This quality is crucial for the health of your feet, so let’s answer the question whether Birkenstocks are good for your feet or not so much, and why comfort is important.

Birkenstock have designed their orthopedic shoes in a way that your four foot arches could be supported. This is possible because of the special contours they manufacture. To show their interest for foot health, Birkenstock have made a very detailed image explaining the foot characteristics ( bones,muscles, ligaments, movements …etc) they have took in consideration before creating these amazingly comfortable shoes.birkenstocks-explain

Like a footprint in the sand

One of the major features that Birkenstocks have is the ability to take the shape of your feet just like when you leave a footprint in the sand. The cork made footbed is what gives this possibility and which is a great a support for the health of your feet, and the more you walk the more the shoes take the shape of your feet.

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Weight distribution

In addition to the foot shape feature, the natural cork material enables the shoe’s footbed to absorb birkenstocks-walkingshocks and to distribute weight while walking. This is an important health benefit for the feet in the way that they don’t have to carry all your body’s weight at specific area of your feet and which could hurt them, but the weight is rather distributed in a somehow equal manner like on a sponge. This also helps your spine and legs to be aligned nicely due to good weight distribution which reduces the risks of having back pain problems.

In order to help maintaining balance, the toe bar is designed in such a way that toes can grip. In addition to that, stability is provided via the deep heel cup.

 

In conclusion, if you want a nice investment that is good for your feet, your health and is not an ugly medical wear, Birkenstocks are a great choice.

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Tips to Improve Your Feet Health

It is very commonly known that people living with diabetes take care of their feet, but this shouldn’t be an exclusive practice. There is even a title that has been given to a private sector dealing with foot care namely the FHP. You should also take care of your feet, here are some tips that will keep your feet in a good shape.

Walking Barefooted

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This is a kind of training that is starting to be adopted among many fitness circles, as it is very beneficial on many levels, as i will discuss later on this articles, one being a practice that decreases the possibilities of ankle sprains and chronic injuries. And this is aws confirmed in a research done that appeared in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, it says, “Shoes reduce foot motion and increase the support phases of the gait cycle”.

Calf stretches

This is a good way to allow your feet to be more flexible and do a variety of movement more easily and keep them supple.

Foot Massage

This is a good opportunity to get connected with your wife/spouse, as you can take care of each others feet by doing a gentle massage, with a roller if you have one, and this will refresh your feet.

Wear clean and dry socks

Keeping your feet clean and dry is the first step to avoiding infection. Try always to wear your socks that doesn’t have the biggest stitching and seams. This is very helpful in order to prevent them from infections, and of course they must be dry and clean. Additionally, it is recommended that you invest in comfortable shoes like Birkenstocks so that your feet won’t suffer especially if you are a bit overweight.

Alphabet Exercise

This could be done anywhere, in the office or at home.While sitting on a chair, circle the alphabet with your feet.

Reflexology

This is a therapy that is becoming widely recognized, and which aims to awaken some innate self-healing mechanisms that our body has already.This is not only good for your feet, but it also helps to reduce anxiety and increase efficiency of circulation.

Earthing

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According to  Mercola, this medical practice was discovered by Clint Ober. Grounding is also another name by which it is known, it consists of connecting and benefiting from the ground by walking barefoot. This practice allows certain pressure points on the feet to be activated, it can be painful sometimes, but it’s very beneficial for your health.

To find out more about the two last practices, check this video: