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!