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No Better Gift to Dad than Health

Posted Jun 18 2009 12:03pm
Is that your Dad?!?

The following tips on how you can help your father were sent to Geoffrey W. Rutledge MD, PhD of Wellsphere. I find this information worth sharing here in MENstream.

This is by Erika Schwartz, MD, a general internist, an authority on preventive health, and a patient advocate. Dr. Schwartz offers 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 this Sunday – Father’s Day – help Dad get and stay healthier. There’s no better gift than health.

1. Take him for a morning walk after a healthy Father’s Day breakfast (egg whites, berry smoothie, chicken sausage and green tea).

2. Get him a set of 20 pound weights to use every day before dinner or at work, if that is feasible.

3. 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.

4. Get him a six-pack of soda water to replace colas, other caffeinated drinks and beer.

5. Get him a muscle vibrator that will help relax his shoulders (a better after-work stress reliever than a cocktail)

6. Buy him golf lessons, a month’s membership at a gym

7. Find a hiking or biking group and join together (or just get him a bike)

8. Clear his work materials from his bedroom so he can get a better night’s sleep.

9. Get him a video on good nutrition

10. Go away for a weekend together on an activity trip (hiking, fishing, boating, camping)

11. Line up his father or brother to engage in family-designated physical activity days.

12. Give him hugs.

Whatever you do this Father’s Day, don’t forget the last tip on this list!

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