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

Welcome to the month of June! Many families are preparing thoughtful gifts for their Dads as Father’s Day approaches. As you decide on what to get Dad this year, remember to prioritize the health and wellness of the most important men in your life. During Men’s Health Month, we take the time to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:

  • Physical Health

  • Heart Health

  • Healthy Eating Habits

During your Father’s Day festivities, remember how a health consultation can change the trajectory of your Dad’s health!

Fit Fathers

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. This should be coupled with muscle-strengthening activities two times a week that will work for all muscle groups. Physical health plays a vital role for the entire body, fighting off disease, keeping you fit, and sustaining a lifestyle that will help you age to perfection.

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

While exercise can cause muscle soreness and strains as new workout routines are implemented, that is a normal aspect of your personal and physical growth. Book an appointment with your DSD Pharmacy Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement recommendation. Your DSD Pharmacist has a wide range of recommendations to help Dad:

  • Recover faster from his workouts

  • Deal with muscle cramps

  • Get adequate rest in-between visits to the gym

  • Maximize his exercise potential

When it comes to Dad’s fitness, have him schedule a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at DSD Pharmacy.

Men Have Hearts Too

Cardiovascular/Heart disease is a significant threat for men. Heart disease can impact blood flow throughout the body. Blood carries oxygen to the body and carries away waste that can be hazardous for your health. Heart disease can develop when this system is jeopardized, leading to complications with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. In order to prevent Dad from getting heart disease, we recommend a Heart Health conversation with a DSD Pharmacy Pharmacist. If Dad uses medications for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol medications, then he will benefit from our informative services. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy that can help Dad’s heart health which include:

Supplements should only be used by Dad after he has consulted with a professional health care provider. While picking these up at DSD Pharmacy, Dad can pick a time for a Heart Health Conversation to learn more about his medications and ways to improve his health.

Healthy Meal Choices for Dad

The most crucial thing that Dad can do to optimize his health is to be mindful of what he eats. Food is fuel for the body, and some foods are better than others. There’s nothing wrong with Dad enjoying his favorite food every once in a while, but proper eating habits are great preventative care when it comes to physical health and heart disease. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:

  • Optimized heart health

  • Improved cholesterol control

  • Increased exercise endurance

  • Better sleep

Your DSD Pharmacy Pharmacist can keep Dad on track with his eating habits, improving 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, the best gift you can give your Dad is access to better health care and the ability to back control of his diet and fitness!

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