Top 5 Gifts for Dad, even after Father’s Day

Summer is right around the corner which leads to the perfect opportunity of getting and staying healthy. Partaking in activities to stay healthy is extremely therapeutic and a complete bonding experience, especially, when you have great company. So why not incorporate Father’s Day and the gift of health and appreciation year round?

Below, we’ve highlighted the top 5 (healthy) gifts for Dad.

Get Involved
Everyone loves a shopping spree; why not take dad for a nice stroll around the mall, a shopping plaza or grocery shopping. Window shopping can also be fun too, with exceptional company.

Reduce Stress
Great stress relievers are often ones that allow you to place focus on other things and/or other tasks. Why not grab dad and start on a fun handy man project, develop story-time together or participate in a fun debate.

Get Fit
Go for a walk, play a game even consider horseplay (be careful of course). Day to day movements can even be amped up a bit to provide a great cardiovascular workout.

Heart Healthy
Why not treat your wonderful Pops to a nutritious breakfast in bed. While you’re at it, plan your day to include some active fun.

Get Checked
It’s extremely important to get regular, health screens. Although, it’s dreaded by most, why not take your dad with you! It would cut the wait time in half and provide great support during the visit.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality lists the following as top health screen choices for males.

• Cholesterol Check. Have cholesterol screened at least every five years, starting at age 35. Have it done at age 20 if you smoke, have diabetes, or have a family history of heart disease.

• Blood Pressure. Have it checked at least every two years.

• Colorectal Cancer Tests. Begin testing at age 50.

• Diabetes. Have a test done if male has high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Prostate Cancer Screening. A doctor should be consulted about the risk and benefits of performing the prostate-specific antigen test, or the digital rectal exam.You can find more information about prostate cancer screening by Dr. Viraj Master on the Advancing Your Health blog site.

For more information on how to keep your Dad healthy and male health screening test visit the Agency for Research and Quality and Emory Healthcare’s, Advancing Your Health blog about Prostate Cancer Screening.

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