Here are some tips from the Wellsphere Health Portal to help your Dad be healthier.
These were put together by Erika Schwartz, MD, a general internist, an authority on preventive health, and a patient advocate. She suggests these 12 easy, fun and effective ways to help improve Dad’s overall health and outlook on life, just in time for Father’s day.
Start a new tradition on Father’s Day – help Dad get and stay healthier. There’s no better gift than health.
P Take him for a morning walk after a healthy Father’s day breakfast (egg whites, berry smoothie, chicken sausage and Green tea).
P Get him a set of 20 pound weights to use every day before dinner or at work, if that is feasible.
P Get him a 5 pound bag of apples or other fruit and nuts he likes as snack basket he can enjoy every day for the next week.
P Get him a six-pack of soda water to replace colas, other caffeinated drinks and beer.
P Get him a muscle vibrator that will help relax his shoulders (a better after-work stress reliever than a cocktail)
P Buy him golf lessons or a month’s membership at a gym
P Find a walking or cycling group and join together (or just get him a bike)
P Clear his work materials from his bedroom so he can get a better night’s sleep.
P Get him a video on good nutrition
P Go away for a weekend together on an activity trip (walking, boating, camping)
P Line up his father or brother to engage in family-designated physical activity days.
And finally remember to....
Give him hugs
With these positive gifts you can help your Dad to stay with you longer.