For that dad who trains for 'races' anything- where a time clock counts the secs...triathlons, obstacle races, road -off-road jaunts...chances are he's got his brain cells on speed dial when it comes to nutrition that gets him across the finish line, faster-or enables him to do just one more rep.
IDEA: A gift basket packed with healthy, vetted goodies-for guys (or gals) on the go ...
|Supplements that consist of what they claim-look for the verifiable USDA Organic label-what we drink down after a mega hours workout for long distance stuff---a surprisingly tasty berry just shake it with water...combo of fav label NovaScotia™Organics Berry Slim and Pre&Pro-Biotics Formula.. Other products from the Canadian based company-included dried organic fruit in snack sized packets...Also pictured - a packet of Appethyl™ we toss in for the Thylakaoids + micro-nutrients from spinach...the prime ingredient.|
Tasty options of this critical performance vitamin- instead of the usual capsules -the really fantastic tasting ADORA chocolate discs...with calcium and 500 IU of Vitamin D3 (absorb-able too-with or without food), and manganese embedded. Made with rich dark chocolate (our fav) from Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa-NO GMOs and 30 calories/apiece.
|hard to have just one-that good.30 packets/bag widely available online including always a discount- VitaCost $8.39|
YOUTHEORY™ by Nutrawise™
|YOUTHEORY™ sources its ingredients carefully-we had quite the chat with the Prez-pictured below.|
...has an entire targeted line of supplements for Men including REVIVE-made with a proprietary blend of known health enhancing ingredients-green and black tea extracts, and aloe vera-in tandem with-thought this interesting-antioxidants from pomegranate from that sold everywhere juice maker- POM Wonderful's "POMx" anti-oxidant extract.
Another recovery supplement we actually take faithfully-- Tumeric Advanced-made with the anti-inflammatory-multi-tasking 95% curcuminoids -enhanced bio-availability with the patented black pepper extract -something we see in other high end (and higher priced) brands' DIM- a supplement recommended by physicians from all sorts of specialties-that we have interviewed over the years. Widely available online...
MAYBE the BEST IDEA:
|Pistachios are pretty much the only gift the men in our family agree on-THE BEST. In 100 calorie snack packs or by the bag-WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS-Get Crackin' FYI-packed with healthy nutrients-protein, the good kind of unsaturated fats, vitamins E and B complex and minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron+manganese---and reportedly terrific anti-agers like other tree nuts-but waaayyyy more fun to eat and TASTY,|
IDEA: Compression/sports socks
There are dress socks-and then there are foot coverings-aka pieces of performance equipment uniquely made-and specifically targeting sports lovers.
Graduate compression socks are uniquely woven with specific materials-performance yarns- to reduce fatigue, promote the muscles to a faster recovery, and help improve circulation (why diabetics were them too!!!)
At most races we do---Ironman, marathons, endurance type of events-at least- 50% of the participants wear-at some point before, during or after the competitions.
New to the market...
CHAMPION CSX SOCKS: Graduated Compression SPORT Socks---from the maker of medically therapeutic sport braces- support...
|$49.99-picutred moderate compression as measured in 15-2o mmHgs. here-see the calf support, and no slip heel.|
|different levels of compression-the FIRM ($59.99) is for recovery (20-30mmHgs), the moderate-is good for during activities...|
COOL GIFT---A FATHER'S DAY BUNDLE...$50-for five pairs...
- Run Lightweight No-Show Yellow Slate*
- Run Lightweight Mini-Crew Gray
- Run Original Weight No-Show Mariner Blue*
- Run Original Weight Mini-Crew Black
- Sport Original Weight Crew White
CODA: some dads rock socks with performance sandals made for land/water-we say-get Injinji...looks soooo much hipper.
|taken on AMTRAK---ok...opinion ...gonna wear socks-make them cool---and performance socks-like Injinjis-last longer too. In reality...this khakis/sandals/dress socks look- kinda dorky but we get the practicality/comfort|