June is Men’s Health Month: Help Your Father Stay Fit
Welcome to the month of June! During this season, many families are in search of gifts to show their appreciation for the men in their lives. While store bought gifts are always appreciated, don’t forget to make sure Dad has the most important present of all: the gift of health and wellness. June is Men’s Health Month, a time time that brings awareness on ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:
Healthy Eating Habits
While you celebrate Father’s Day, ensure that your Dad has access to professional care when it comes to his health and wellness!
Your physical health and exercise has a great impact on your body. Even if you have a great deal of improvements to make to your routine, it’s never too late to work on your workout routine. According to 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 combined with exercise that works all of the muscles in your body, keeping your body agile and strong.
Aerobic Activities to Stay Fit
Muscle Strengthening Activities for Your Father
As you adapt to new exercises and frequent physical activity, be prepared for soreness and strains throughout your body. Dad should speak with a Savco Pharmacy Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement recommendation today. Each Savco Pharmacy Pharmacist works tirelessly 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
Restoring your Dad’s health is important to his quality of life and you can help by booking him a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at Savco Pharmacy.
Men Have Hearts Too
Cardiovascular/Heart disease can be prevented for your Dad with your help. Heart disease can lead to lack of blood flow and oxygenation, leading to a variety of health-related difficulties. Without proper care, this can lead to problems with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. A Heart Health conversation with your Savco Pharmacy Pharmacist is the best solution for your Dad this season. If Dad suffers from high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol, we highly recommend bringing him in to speak with a professional as soon as possible. Heart Health consultations are always beneficial, regardless of the medications he uses daily. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy that can help Dad’s heart health which include:
Aspirin – Low dose aspirin can help prevent a heart attack or stroke
CoQ10- helps lower blood pressure
Red Yeast Rice – promotes lower cholesterol levels
It’s always best for Dad to consult with a medical professional about any supplements that he uses. During your next trip to Savco Pharmacy, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to discuss his heart meds with his pharmacist and learn other practical ways to boost his long-term health.
Healthy Meal Choices for Dad
To optimize his health, Dad should be conscious of the food that eats each day. Food can be both beneficial and detrimental to the body, depending on your eating habits. There’s nothing wrong with Dad having a juicy steak every once in a while, but proper eating habits are great preventative care for Dad. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:
Optimized heart health
Improved cholesterol control
Increased exercise endurance
No matter what Dad’s daily diet looks like, your Savco Pharmacy Pharmacist can help Dad improve his health and wellness with healthy eating solutions. 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
When you pick out Dad’s gift this year, make sure you remember to prioritize his health and wellness to honor his contribution to your family!