Taking care of children, family and other responsibilities, fathers often ignore their health. This Father’s Day helps your dad develop these healthy habits for optimum health. You are never too old to thank and appreciate everything your father has done or still does for you, without even realizing that he is there for you. Here are some health tips every dad should follow.
At the top of our list of health tips is exercise – the synonym for health. And that is something you need to take care of. No matter how tired your father is at the end of the day, and he may feel reluctant to get up early for exercise, it is your duty to motivate him to exercise. Even 20 minutes of moderate exercise every day will protect them from lifestyle diseases like asthma, obesity, and high blood pressure. This will prevent major life-threatening diseases like diabetes and heart diseases by keeping the blood sugar level under control and keeping the heart muscle strong. Yet another reason your dad works is that it won’t let him pile on the kilos. As we get older, we tend to gain weight and obesity is a magnet for many diseases.
During the lockdown most of us have gained weight. This was due to a combination of overeating and lack of physical activity. Now, the work has resumed and everyone is back to their normal routine. Make sure your dad follows a strict diet and does not overeat.
Regular health check-up
When you get old, you tend to have some or other disease. If not the case, regular check ups are a must. No matter what your father says about his health you must take him or advise him for a health checkup.
Stress can trigger a heart attack. According to the doctor cited in an article, “It is possible that stress-reducing exercises may calm the mechanism that converts stress into heart attacks and strokes.
Get proper sleep
Fathers tend to avoid optimal levels of sleep. This is mainly due to the amount of workload and stress they carry. Ask your father to take at least 7 hours of deep sleep. Sleeping well can help ward off many diseases and a large portion of stress and depression. A good sleep can bring all changes in a person’s mood, thinking, functionality and thoughts. Promoting good sleep can help your father live a longer life.
You must have seen cigarette packs ‘ smoking kills’. Yes, smoking is dangerous and slowly kills you. If your father smokes, help him quit. You should also seek medical help if necessary. There are many ways you can help him quit smoking.
For a healthy life, a healthy lifestyle is a must. If your dad follows an unhealthy lifestyle like walking up late, not eating healthy, drinking or smoking, etc. These habits can increase the risk of insomnia, depression, obese, etc. Not just that, there are other physical conditions that have a huge effect on your health.
Maintain Personal Hygiene
We tend to become lethargic and neglect personal hygiene as we are mostly at home these days. Wash your face with a facial cleanser or face wash at least twice a day, brush twice a day, floss and scrub your tongue at least once a day. It’s good to take care of your skin and stay hydrated. Don’t hesitate to discuss with your doctor about the habits you should practice based on your skin type.
Who doesn’t like to be pampered. Yes, fathers even. He doesn’t show but when you pamper him with all the love, his eyes shine with happiness. This Fathers day, order a special fathers day cake for him and make him feel special and loved. You can pair it with a handwritten note to express your heartfelt feelings. There are websites offering a wide variety of cakes and gifts to suit your requirements.
So, these were some health tips for dad that you can follow to give him a healthy life. It’s your time to shower all the love and make him feel wanted and special. Wishing you a healthy life!