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

As you celebrate Father’s Day this June, consider how you can give back to your Dad this year. As you make a list and shop for the perfect gift for Dad, don’t forget to make sure the men in your life have access to the gift of health and wellness this season. During Men’s Health Month, healthcare providers bring awareness of the many ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:

  • Physical Health

  • Heart Health

  • Healthy Eating Habits

As we celebrate Father’s Day, let’s invest our time, energy, and financial resources into the health of the men we love the most.

Fit Fathers

Physical health is integral to your whole body. While it might seem difficult, it's never too late to improve your routine with plenty of physical exercise. The American College of Sports Medicine has claimed that moderate-intensity aerobic activity for 30 minutes a day or five times per week for 150 minutes every week promotes top-tier physical health. Alongside muscle-strengthening activities two times a week, men can live long, healthy lives.

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

Exercise can leave your muscles sore and strained after a new workout routine is implemented into your schedule. During your next visit, make sure Dad talks to your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist to get individualized OTC and supplement recommendations. Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist can help Dad:

  • Recover faster from his workouts

  • Deal with muscle cramps

  • Get adequate rest in-between visits to the gym

  • Maximize his exercise potential

For the best results, have Dad book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at Compound Pharmacy.

Men Have Hearts Too

Keeping Dad's heart healthy will help prevent Cardiovascular/Heart disease. This condition can affect the oxygen and blood flow throughout the body. Heart disease can develop when this system fails because of issues with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. This can all be prevented through a Heart Health conversation with your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist. If Dad takes medications for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol, this is an essential accommodation. Heart Health consultations are highly recommended, even if you don’t take any prescribed medications. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy to benefit Dad’s heart health:

It’s always best for Dad to consult with his healthcare provider about which supplements are recommended. While visiting Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacy, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to explore every option to promote his heart health and safe medication alternatives.

Healthy Meal Choices for Dad

Dad’s diet is one of the most important aspects of his health. Food fuels the body throughout the day, but can also cause serious health problems without moderation. Dad can still enjoy his favorite junk foods, but needs to be aware of the detrimental effects of an unbalanced diet. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:

  • Optimized heart health

  • Improved cholesterol control

  • Increased exercise endurance

  • Better sleep

Regardless of Dad’s eating habits, a Compound Pharmacy Pharmacist can help guide Dad on his fitness journey. 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, thank your Dad for all that he does with the priceless gift of health and wellness!

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