Oprah Shares Some of Her Favorite Health Items with Military Families
Although we no longer can catch Oprah during the day on a major network, she has continued her very popular tradition of honoring an audience with her “Favorite Things” just before the holidays. This year, on the OWN Network, Oprah is sharing her favorites with military spouses, saying “There’s nobody in the world more deserving of a day like you’re about to have.”
Among the wonderfully extravagant items such as a Tory Burch Michelle Tote, Michael Kors Glam Studded High Tops, and a Microsoft Surface Tablet were several health-related items intended to give the women some rest and relaxation for the sacrifice the families face while their spouses support and protect our country.
Taking care of personal health will become even more critical in the months to come for many military families. In March, the President announced changes to the 2013 budget that would decrease funding for military health care benefits. Over the past decade, military spending on health insurance and care has increased about 167% not only due to tragic loss of life and disability among soldiers, but also to provide healthcare for families dealing with issues while their loved ones are deployed.
Following is a partial list of the 50+ items Oprah shared with these special families:
Octane Fitness Q37ci Elliptical Trainer
Oprah was introduced to this piece of exercise equipment from her trainer Bob Greene. It provides a variety of total body workouts, including goal programs like a 10K and half marathon, along with a digital heart rate monitor. “Why not give the gift of good health?” Oprah said. Optional accessories that come with the elliptical trainer include resistance bands and weight stands for a Powerblock dumbbell system that can add a strength workout to your cardio.
Exercise has a powerful influence on lifting depression, quelling anxiety, and relieving stress in addition to the physical benefits of cardiovascular health and potential weight loss.
Also, since music has the ability to motivate one through a workout, Oprah has thrown in Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds – “Extra comfortable for anybody trying to log some treadmill time.”