6 Ways To Celebrate Dad With Good Health This Father's Day!
Forget the socks and gadgets, the best gift you can give the Dad in your life is to encourage good health. From getting active with him, to baking him some healthy treats, try these ideas to make the day fun and healthy.
HELP HIM RELAX
Stress can equal trouble for anyones health. Too much of it can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar or even heart disease. So this Father’s Day, help Dad de-stress. Spend an afternoon at the pool, treat him to a massage, or just get outside for a relaxing walk together.
Eating well is key to living a quality life and protecting against chronic disease. Even if he doesn't know his way around the kitchen, it’s never too late to learn a few quick and healthy recipes. Plan a day where you cook and enjoy a healthy meal together, plus it's a great way to bond and learn new skills.
GET HIM ACTIVE
Don’t let Dad spend all of Father’s Day on the couch! Get active together. Go for a walk, play a round of golf, take a bike ride or try a new activity together. Any aerobic exercise gets the heart rate up can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and increase cardiovascular fitness. Regular physical activity can stave off a host of issues, including cardiovascular disease, weight gain and chronic respiratory disease.
BAKE HIM SOME GUILT-FREE TREATS
Satisfy his sweet tooth and surprise him with a batch of home cooked sugar-free treats. Check out our recipes page for delicious guilt-free treats like YumYums Cookies and Chocolate Mallow Krispy Treats. Get ingredients for sugar-free baking here.
PACK HIM A PICNIC
Pack some of Dad’s favorite food and drinks, grab a blanket and head out for a picnic. Studies show spending more time outdoors improves health and mood and relieves stress. Getting out in the sun also boosts vitamin D levels.
SHOW HIM SOME LOVE
Here’s something you can do to keep the Dad in your life healthy and won’t cost you a penny - give him a nice long hug! As well as just feeling great, hugging cues oxytocin's release from the pituitary gland.