Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re all thinking about how we can support your dad’s health journey – not just in June, but for the rest of the year, too! When it comes to men’s health, the things you want to keep in mind include the different health requirements maturing men face. For example, men are at a slightly higher risk of developing cardiovascular issues than women, so many of their health concerns revolve around minimizing that risk. Let’s explore all the ways you can help keep your dad healthy!
1. Explore New Foods
The key to overall good health is a balanced diet that involves plenty of variety, particularly in grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. What better way to make sure dad has a dynamic diet than to explore new foods together? Whether this means visiting new restaurants or taking a take-out tour of the world’s food, exploring new foods can be a great way to round out a dad’s diet and bond over your favorite new dishes.
2. Lower Stress
Stress is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, but while some daily stressors can’t be avoided, there are ways to help your dad lower his general stress levels. Lowering stress can be done in many ways, such as with relaxing activities or moderating certain stressors. Lowering stress is good for men’s health as well as beneficial for mental health and overall happiness. And doing this will lower your stress, too!
3. Get High-Tech
Dads tend to love their technology, so one practical way to help your father maintain his health is to get high-tech. That’s right: we’re talking about gadgets that will help the dad in your life reach his fitness targets, monitor his diet, and even remind him about regular check-ups with his doctor. Whether you are using phone applications or the latest fitness monitor, there are plenty of high-tech options on the market that will help guide your dad toward a healthier lifestyle.
4. Try New Exercises
Another important aspect of health is diversifying the ordinary exercise routine. Maybe your dad already makes a point of walking a couple of miles a day – that’s good and is an effective way of managing weight, but it leaves something to be desired in the area of fun. Taking your father on a rock climbing adventure, learning how to kayak, signing dad up for boxing lessons, or even turning that walk into a hike in the wilderness can all elevate exercise from simple chore to something you do and enjoy together.
There are plenty of things you can do to help keep your dad healthy this Father’s Day. From exploring new foods to diversifying his exercise routine, you can give dad the gift that keeps on giving with new ways to stay fit and healthy. For more ideas and tips on family, home, and life, visit Aging Healthy Today!