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

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June 15, 2022

As summer begins and we prepare to celebrate the men in our lives this Father’s Day, consider how you can bless your Dad this year. Instead of spending hours at the mall or online attempting to find the perfect gift, we have an exceptional opportunity for you to give back to your Dad this Father’s Day. Men’s Health Month, commemorated in the month of June, brings awareness on ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:

  • Physical Health
  • Heart Health
  • Healthy Eating Habits

As we celebrate Dad, let’s make sure we do our best to make sure he’s around to be honored for years to come!

Fit Fathers

Physical health impacts every other aspect of your body. 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. Your exercise should also include muscle-building activities for premium health benefits.

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

Make sure Dad speaks with a Riverside Village Pharmacy Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement recommendation today. Your Riverside Village Pharmacy 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 him book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation with Riverside Village Pharmacy.

Men Have Hearts Too

Cardiovascular/Heart disease can be avoided as Dad improves his heart health. This condition can affect how blood flows through the body. Proper blood flow carries oxygen to the body and carries away waste. Heart disease often develops because of issues with blood vessels, blood clots, and the heart itself. To prevent heart damage, schedule a Heart Health conversation with your Riverside Village Pharmacist. If Dad takes medications to help with blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol control, we can provide essential advice for his well being. Heart Health consultations are always a good idea, even if you aren’t on those medications. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy that can help Dad’s heart health which include:

For supplement use, always speak with a trained medical professional for important instructions and advice. When visiting Riverside Village Pharmacy, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to get assistance with his medications and ask any questions he might have about his health.

Healthy Meal Choices for Dad

The most crucial thing that Dad can do to optimize his health is to be careful with his food intake each day. Food is fuel for the body, and some foods pose more risks than others. Establishing proper eating habits are great preventative care for Dad as he reinvents his diet. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:

  • Optimized heart health
  • Improved cholesterol control
  • Increased exercise endurance
  • Better sleep

No matter what Dad likes to eat, your Riverside Village Pharmacy Pharmacist can help make sure Dad is eating to improve 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

Give the gift of healthy living to your Dad this Father's Day!