Important Conversations to Have this Father’s Day

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With Father’s Day quickly approaching, I can think of no more appropriate time to have an important conversation with the men in our lives about taking better care of themselves.

Let’s face it, most dad’s, husbands and men, in general, are super busy, independent (as in…instruction manuals are for other people and asking for directions is unheard of…lol), and tend to put absolutely everyone else in their lives first. Taking care of themselves is often last on their list of things to do.

Especially as they get a little older, we need to remind the dads, husbands and other men in our lives that this has to change.

This Father’s Day, the best gift you can give is to have an honest conversation about the things men can do to take better care of their health.

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Here are some tips to get you started:

GET MOVING

  • One of the best ways to spend time with your dad is by getting active together. If you live in the same area, suggest a weekly walk or hike with your dad. If distance prohibits doing this together, start a friendly online competition of who can walk more steps, or log more hours outside. While it might be challenging at first, they will thank you for it later; consistent exercise and activity can help you maintain your strength and agility, while also improving vitality and sleep, and can even help diminish chronic pain – truly a win-win! Just make sure to start slow, and build up over time so as to avoid injury!

ADDRESS PAIN BEFORE IT START TO SLOW DAD DOWN

  • Nothing can slow a person down quite like nagging aches and pains. If they are getting in the way for your dad, get him to ask his pharmacist about ALEVE to manage pain. ALEVE offers up to 12 hours of relief letting him get back to doing what he loves. Plus, with the easy-open arthritis cap, he’ll get relief fast – it gives him the relief to be him, for up to 12 hours.

EAT A HEALTHIER DIET

  • Does your dad shun all foods that aren’t meats or carbs? With the beautiful seasonal produce available all summer, there are myriad options to brighten up his meals. Suggest a few recipes, or show him how he can grill some veggies and lighten up his meals. This GRILLED VEGGIE recipe is our favourites.

HAVE THE “DIFFICULT” CONVERSATION 

  • Talk to your dad about the signs of a heart attack and what to do if he may suffer from one. First, he should call 911 immediately, then chew or crush two ASPIRIN 81mg tablets. It’s not an easy thought or conversation to have, but being prepared may save his life.

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Taking the time this Father’s Day to have important conversations with your dad and the other men in your life about living well is truly the best gift you will ever give them!

How will you be celebrating Father’s Day with the men in your life?

 

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Comments

  1. Reem Ahmed says:

    This helps! thanks <3

  2. Yes heart health is so very important. And exercise is crucial. There are many small things that men can do to start improving their life span and quality of life as well. They are not hard either. I never travel anywhere without a small aspirin bottle in my purse in event that someone has a heart attack.
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  3. Judy Cowan says:

    All good things to discuss, mind you my Dad can be very stubborn when it comes to listening!

  4. Very good points, especially coming from a nurse. Thank you for sharing this important information.

  5. I couldn’t agree more – it’s so important to have conversations of health with the men in our lives and help them in any way we can to improve their quality of life!
    Emily S. recently posted…How To Make Shabby Chic Bunting For Your Canada Day PartyMy Profile

  6. I started stocking up on healthy items for hubs. Loaded up his truck, shop etc

  7. My father is turning 82 this year, and I wish he’d take better care of himself. I’m going to keep trying.

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