Wishing You a Happy, Healthy Father’s Day!

If you’re like most dads, it’s been challenging to find enough energy to get through the workday, much less have bountiful energy for your kids at the end of a long day. Consider these tips:

Tip 1: Focus on Quality, Quantity for Meals

Your food choices should not have a long list of ingredients you cannot pronounce. A balanced diet will optimize your energy levels, help you feel younger, boost your immunity and enable you to handle stress more easily.

No food is off-limits when you maintain a healthy diet — it’s just a question of how often you indulge. The benefit of supplying your body with superfoods and clean eating will decrease your chances of developing disease early in life as well as create better stamina.

Keep your quantity of food to an amount that is satisfying but not over-indulgent in the foods you love most. Balance is the key; good quality foods often have a balance of protein, fat, fiber and other necessary vitamins and nutrients to assist your body in performing at its best.

Gift ideas:

Subscription to healthy meal prep company, gift card to a restaurant that serves healthy choices, or inviting dad to a healthy home-cooked meal.

Tip 2: Get Your Body Moving:

Experts agree that physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Whether the activity is outdoors on a trail or inside on a treadmill, there are countless benefits of regular physical activity, both curative and preventative.

Find something you enjoy and do that “something” regularly. Even the slightest increase in activity will have benefits on the body and mind, although it is recommended that 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, or a combination of both, is needed for optimal health.

At first you might break it up into 10- or 15-minute sessions. Intermittent activity during the day can improve your energy, stamina, ability to cope with life’s stressors, and improve your mental health and overall mood.

Increased activity will increase your chances of living a longer, more healthful life with better brain function and reduce your risk of many diseases.

Gift ideas:

State/National Park passes, personal training sessions, hiking maps, training shoes, hiking boots, kettlebells, dumbbells, gym membership.