Announcing our Health Band bracelets
Good health is a gift to be treasured, and individually we are responsible for maintaining (or improving) our wellness. But can we gift good health to someone else? We think that a Health Band bracelet could help.
SEE Health Band bracelets and other GIFTS to WISH SOMEONE GOOD HEALTH in our SHOP
When we talk about “health” most people think about the physical nature of health including diet, exercise and fitness, as well as the environment, pollution, getting sufficient rest, avoiding infectious diseases, bacteria, viruses and so on. But there are many other factors that can influence our health and well-being, not least having good finances and social relationships, career satisfaction, belonging to a ‘community’ and having a sense of purpose in life.
Indeed, it was Dr. Bob Cutillo who helped us to cultivate a more spiritual, even religious, understanding of our health and how it relates to faith and belief. In various articles and appearances, he encouraged us to seek a wiser pursuit of health than pure physical well-being and medicine; (he’s a medical doctor so he should know!) In his book Pursuing Health In An Anxious Age, he notes that there is a thin line between medicine, wellness and faith. In particular, he reminds us that we are not necessarily in as much control of our health as we’d like to believe. Accordingly, he comes up with the idea that health is really a gift – and not something we ‘own’ as a possession to control and protect, but rather, a gift which is given to us afresh every day.
Gift of good health
So how can we nurture and protect this good health gift . . and perhaps pass it on to friends and loved-ones, especially during these difficult times in 2020, with lockdowns, quarantines and sheltering in place?
As mentioned above, we can of course do all the physical things. We can also also try to take care of our finances, our relationships and our career, whilst cultivating our ‘community’ and establishing a sense of purpose in life – which is more about our emotional wellness. After all, it is often said that how we think affects how we feel, and a big part of that is being positive. Thinking about the things we appreciate and the successes that we’ve had, can help fend off negative thoughts, which can lead to better emotional health.
Jewellery / Bracelets to wish good health
This is where our Gifts for Good Health can come in (in particular our Health Band bracelets): For the time being, forget about all the diet plans, the wholefoods, the vitamins and the medicines, the vaccines, the ‘alternative’ therapies . . even the fitness programmes too. If you want to give someone a lasting gift for good health, try appealing to their emotions: Try giving them a gift that strikes a chord in their consciousness and so REMINDS them to live healthily every day: This truly can be a gift for life: Each day, they can wake up, see their Gift for Good Health (such as one of our health bracelets) and think: “Oooh, I must remember to do X,Y,Z today and keep on top of my health”. The ins-and-outs of how they actually do this can come later (and anyway, it will largely depend on the individual person and their specific circumstances as to how they can (or will) achieve their good health goals). But the important moment has occurred and they have actually started to think about their gift of good health – and how to look after it 🙂
Our simple little Health Band bracelets make a great gift to wish someone good health.
So what exactly is a Health Bracelet?
Bracelets have lots of symbolic meanings and uses but our Health Band bracelets are specifically aimed at the concept of good health. In this respect, each one ships with an inspirational information card entitled “Be Healthy” and thus fulfils its primary task of being a Good Health bracelet . . . that is, when worn on the wrist, it becomes a constant reminder of good health aims / goals and desires – a subtle prod to the subconscious throughout the day to say “Be Healthy today!” making a great gift to pass on good health wishes. The Health Bracelet is nothing inherently healthy in itself – it doesn’t make you more healthy per se . . it is simply a reminder to adhere to the principles of a healthy lifestyle where possible.
So our Health Bands are decorative bracelets which can be given as a symbol of good health wishes. We sell various styles and patterns, but many are handmade of nylon or cotton thread using a type of macrame knotting that can be traced back more than 2000 years to Tibet in 500 BC. In some ways they resemble a friendship bracelet (although most of ours are waxed and knotted nylon and so are much tougher and stronger). Consequently, although they can feel a bit hard to begin with when first put on, they are very tough and just fine in a bath or shower, etc. and will not easily be damaged by seawater.
An ideal gift to wish someone good health
All our Health Bands are unisex which means they can be worn by both males or females, being popular as much amongst young teenagers as well as with the older generation. So they make an ideal gift to tell your wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend, mother, father, son, daughter, loved-one, or simply a friend or work colleague, just how much they mean to you . . in particular, with regard to their health. This is a present with real meaning.
Xmas present with meaning
These Health Bands are especially poignant at this moment of global health crisis as we lead up to Christmas: Our Health Band bracelets can remind us and our friends to take extra care with respect to being healthy. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as “complete physical, mental, and social well-being – and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. So good health does not come easily – it demands work, patience and sacrifice. With a little Health Band bracelet, it is hoped that the recipient will be REMINDED of their own good health goals, and encouraged to find moments to be blessed with the things that make them happy and well every day. A Chinese proverb says: “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” So it is important to slow down, breath in the freshness and to de-stress. This would be a great message to pass on this Christmas.
Of course, staying healthy physically helps you to stay healthy emotionally too. If you’re eating good food and keeping fit, your body will be strong and help you to fight illness and cope with stress. Which, once again, is where our Health Bands come in: As a gentle REMINDER to act healthily each day.
Everyone has stress but it is how we react to it that matters, and the most unhelpful thing we can do is to turn to something un-healthy to try and cope (such as smoking or drinking). So perhaps our little Health Bracelets could help in this respect too – by enabling us to take control, and further encouraging us (and our friends and loved-ones) to invoke good health practices, aspirations and goals.
SEE Health Bracelets in our SHOP – an ideal GIFT TO WISH GOOD HEALTH :
It has been reported that some people feel stronger and healthier wearing one of our health bracelets . . and although this is probably a placebo effect, it is undoubtedly true that there is power in a thought made positive by a symbol such as this – being a constant reminder of purpose and desires. In other words, our Health Band is not a “good health” thing per se, it merely expresses a DESIRE to be healthy – a “representation” of good health practices and concepts, and a REMINDER to live healthily every day.
The best gift you can give a friend or loved-one who is trying to be healthier is encouragement – and our new Health Bands are intended to do just that: They would make a great “Gift of Health” to give this Christmas, when we are all so conscious of our general wellness.