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5 Health Tips For Dads This Father's Day

As Father’s Day approaches us, we are celebrating the dads that move mountains for their families. Like moms, dads often sacrifice their well-being for their families’ needs. This can have a significant impact on not only their mental health, but their physical health. According to Harvard Health, men are assailed by the diseases that can affect everyone such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, although they are also at risk for unique issues such as prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement. It’s vital for our Dads to maintain their health and well-being to continue being the Super Dads that their family needs. Being a dad is a 365 day job with no off days which is why this Father’s Day we have 5 health tips to encourage a long, healthy life.

Limit Stress

Excessive stress has the potential to be life threatening. According to Men’s Health, stress can cause a heart attack. Limiting stress can help to avoid health issues such as heart attack or stroke. Dads have a habit of taking on too much at one time. Know when to give your body and mind time to recuperate from everyday tasks. Stress management methods such as journaling, walking, and meditating will be great for limiting stress. Self-care this Father’s Day with a spa day!


Quality sleep is your friend. Adults should be getting at least 7 or more hours of sleep a night. Listen to your body and discern when it’s time to take it easy. Now and again it’s okay to incorporate a nap into your day. A nap this Father’s Day might be one of the greatest gifts to a hardworking dad. If you are getting all of your hours of sleep and you are still fatigued, consult your doctor.

Get Active

Daily exercise is essential for dads. Regular exercise can be a preventive way to avoid health problems. It’s a sure stress reliever for promoting mental health and wellness. Getting active doesn’t have to be strenuous. As long as the exercise is moderate, it’s effective. Go for a scenic family hike for a family involved way to get active this Father's Day!

Schedule Annual Physical

Stay updated on the status of your physical health with a check up. Neglecting your physicals can be harmful. Preventative healthcare is one of the best ways to avoid certain health issues. Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year. Schedule an annual this Father’s Day for peace of mind.

Got Colonoscopy?

The colonoscopy conversation is a serious talk that isn’t fun to have. Although, it’s necessary. According to Medical News Today, the overall risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 22, which equates to 4.49 percent for men. Starting at 50 years old, men should start getting screened for colon cancer. Much like a physical, it’s important to know the status of your colon health. Schedule a colonoscopy this Father’s Day if you aren’t up-to-date.

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