June is Men’s Health Month: Help Your Father Stay Fit
Updated: Oct 5
With Father’s Day just around the corner and the beginning of the summer season, it’s the perfect opportunity to give Dad the gift of health and wellness. While a store bought gift is always thoughtful, give Dad the enjoyment of a healthy living for years to come. Men’s Health Month takes place in June and brings awareness to ways men can improve and lengthen their lives by focusing on their:
Healthy Eating Habits
As we celebrate Dad, let’s make sure we do our best to make sure he’s around to be honored for years to come!
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, moderate-intensity aerobic activity is recommended for 30 minutes a day or five times per week for 150 minutes every week. This should be coupled with muscle-strengthening activities two times a week that will work for all muscle groups. Physical health is integral for the entirety of the body and Dad should take his fitness routine seriously as he ages. Regardless of your schedule, we can help you include a variety of exercises into your daily routine.
Aerobic Activities to Stay Fit
Muscle Strengthening Activities for Your Father
Be sure to have Dad talk to your Jeffery’s Drugs Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement recommendation today. A trained Jeffery’s Drugs Pharmacist can provide products that will help Dad:
Recover faster from his workouts
Deal with muscle cramps
Get adequate rest in-between visits to the gym
Maximize his exercise potential
Help Dad achieve all of his fitness goals this year by booking a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at Jeffrey's Drugs.
Men Have Hearts Too
It’s important to keep Dad healthy to avoid the difficulties that come from Cardiovascular/Heart disease. Disease can impact how blood flows through the body. Proper blood flow carries oxygen to the body and carries away waste. Heart disease can develop when this system falls in disarray because of issues with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. A Heart Health conversation with your Jeffrey’s Drugs Pharmacist can make all of the difference for Dad. In the case that Dad uses blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol medications, we have exceptional resources to help Dad during his journey to health. Heart Health Care integral for Dads of all ages, even if you aren’t on those medications. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy that can help Dad’s heart health which include:
Aspirin – Low dose aspirin can help prevent a heart attack or stroke
CoQ10- helps lower blood pressure
Red Yeast Rice – promotes lower cholesterol levels
Getting a professional to recommend supplements for Dad is integral to the process. During your pick-up at Jeffrey’s Drugs, Dad can schedule a Heart Health Conversation to discuss medication use and any other concerns or questions he might have with his pharmacist.
Healthy Meal Choices for Dad
For the best results, Dad has to manage his diet, benefiting every aspect of his health. Food is fuel for the body, and some foods can be harmful to your health and waistline. It’s important for Dad to still eat the food he enjoys but use moderation when choosing his daily meals. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:
Optimized heart health
Improved cholesterol control
Increased exercise endurance
Regardless of Dad’s favorite foods, your Jeffrey’s Drugs Pharmacist can help make sure Dad is eating the best foods for his health. A Healthy Plate Consultation will help Dad:
Make better food choices
Plan healthy meals for the family
Learn what foods are best to prevent heart disease
Be aware of what foods can affect cholesterol levels
When picking out your Father’s Day present, help give Dad the gift of life-long health and wellness, sustaining his quality of life!