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

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

It’s the time of the year when the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer, and we celebrate the men in our lives. The month of June, also known as Men’s Health Month, is a time to celebrate the Dads in our lives and promote healthy living at every stage of life. With the help of a trained professional Dad can learn to improve his:

  • Physical Health

  • Heart Health

  • Healthy Eating Habits

As Father’s Day approaches, let’s make sure Dad has the care he needs to live his life to the fullest!

Fit Fathers

Physical health and fitness play a vital role when it comes to the health of your entire 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. This should be coupled with muscle-strengthening activities two times a week that will work for all muscle groups. It's never too late to improve your health and work out routine.

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

Help Dad talk to your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop Pharmacist to get exceptional OTC and supplement recommendations for your individual needs. Your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop 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

To keep Dad feeling his very best at any age, have him book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop.

Men Have Hearts Too

Keeping Dad's heart healthy plays a vital role in preventing Cardiovascular/Heart disease. This disease can affect how blood flows throughout your body. Proper blood flow carries oxygen to the body and will carry away any waste. Issues with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself are all causes of heart disease. As a preventative measure, schedule a Heart Health conversation with your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop Pharmacist. If Dad suffers from diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol, this is an essential consultation he won’t want to miss. Heart Health consultations are always a good idea, whether or not you take medications regularly. There are several OTC items at your pharmacy that can help Dad’s heart health which include:

It’s always best for Dad to consult with his healthcare provider when taking supplements of any kind. At Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to discuss his heart meds with his pharmacist and other ways to keep his heart healthy and happy.

Healthy Meal Choices for Dad

Dad’s diet is vital to his overall health and wellness. Food fuels the body, yet some are better than others. Dad should be able to enjoy his favorite foods, but proper eating habits are great preventative care for Dad. When Dad eats healthier foods throughout the day, he enjoys:

  • Optimized heart health

  • Improved cholesterol control

  • Increased exercise endurance

  • Better sleep

Regardless of his diet, your Ed Snell’s Pharmacy Shop Pharmacist can help recommend foods for Dad. 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 to keep his health in mind!

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