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June is Men’s Health Month: Help Your Father Stay Fit

As we celebrate Men’s Health Month this June, consider the ways you can give back to the Dads in your life. Instead of giving him a store bought gift this year, provide him with access to professional medical advice for the improvement of his health. Men’s Health Month, which is also commemorated in the month of June, brings awareness on ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:

  • Physical Health

  • Heart Health

  • Healthy Eating Habits

As you celebrate Dad, do your part to make sure he’s around to be honored in the years to come!

Fit Fathers

Your physical health is vital to every other part of the body. Whatever stage of life your in, it isn’t too late to take action against disease and unhealthy habits. 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. Along with aerobic activity, your body also requires muscle exercises, keeping every part of your body strong.

Aerobic Activities to Stay Fit

  • Brisk walk

  • Running

  • Jogging

  • Swimming

  • Exercise bike

  • Elliptical use

  • Biking outdoors

Muscle Strengthening Activities for Your Father

  • Push-ups

  • Sit-ups

  • Planks

  • Chest Press

  • Shoulder Press

  • Bicep Curls

As you change your lifestyle and integrate more activity into your daily routine, except varying degrees of muscle soreness and strain. Be sure to have Dad talk to your Eden Drug Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement support during your next visit. Your Eden Drug Pharmacist will help Dad as he:

  • Recovers faster from his workouts

  • Deals with muscle cramps

  • Gets adequate rest in-between visits to the gym

  • Maximizes his exercise potential

As Dad improves his heart health, help him book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at Eden Drug.

Men Have Hearts Too

Cardiovascular/Heart disease can be avoided with intentional steps to improve your health. This condition can affect how blood flows through the body. Heart disease can develop when this system falls in disarray because of issues with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. Proper blood flow carries oxygen to the body and carries away detrimental waste inside of the body. This can all be prevented through a Heart Health conversation with your Eden Drug Pharmacist. If Dad takes any blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol medications, this is an essential consultation he won’t want to miss. Heart Health consultations are always a good idea, 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:

Supplements always need to be used under the supervision of a trained medical professional. While you pick up your supplements at Eden Drug, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to discuss his heart meds with his pharmacist and other ways to keep his heart healthy and happy.

Healthy Meal Choices for Dad

One of the most important factors regarding Dad’s health is his diet. Food is fuel for the body, and some foods are better than others. While Dad should enjoy some of the foods he enjoys, proper eating habits are great preventative care for Dad when it comes to his weight and heart health. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:

  • Optimized heart health

  • Improved cholesterol control

  • Increased exercise endurance

  • Better sleep

Whatever Dad’s current diet looks like, an Eden Drugs Pharmacist can help make sure Dad is eating to improve his health and wellness. 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

This Father’s Day, choose a gift for Dad that lasts a lifetime, keeping him around for many more healthy and happy years!

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