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5 Tips To Keep Your Daddy Healthy And Happy!

1. SEE A DOCTOR

When it comes to health care, we men are like ostriches. We bury our heads in the sand. We are much less likely than women to visit our doctors regularly; if you hear your Dad or the man in your life mention any symptoms, take it seriously and find out when was the last time he had a checkup. Experts estimate that 80% of all cancers can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices. Make your dad green tea. Green tea is rich in polyphenols that inhibit the formation of cancer-causing compounds and block the growth of prostate cancer cells.

2. FOCUS ON ADDING FIBER RICH FOOD LIKE FRUITS, VEGETABLES, BEANS, NUTS AND WHOLE GRAIN.

If your dad lives alone prepare vegetables and foods rich in fiber as often as you can and eat only healthful fats, such as olive oil and the omega-3 oils found in salmon and other cold-water fish which protect against heart disease. Encourage him to avoid fast food, fried food, soda, and all baked goods made with White flour, white sugar and other processed foods are not only devoid of vitamins and minerals, but they’ve also been stripped of their natural fiber. As a result, they rapidly drive up blood sugar levels, which contributes to weight gain, diabetes and a host of other health problems. margarine, peanut butter, shortening, store-bought pastries and cookies) contain trans fats that raise your risk of heart disease.

3. TAKE A POTENT DAILY MULTIVITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENT.

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Although there is no substitute for a good diet, I am convinced that for optimal nutrition, you need to take a high-potency multivitamin and mineral supplement. Even if you are eating right, it’s unlikely that your food contains all the nutrients you need. Poor soil quality, storage, processing and cooking deplete our food of vitamins and minerals. Taking a high quality daily supplement is "health insurance" against possible deficiencies.

4. MAINTAIN YOUR OPTIMAL WEIGHT.

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Current statistics suggest that half of our Father's are losing the battle of the bulge, helping you dad maintain a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for him. Aerobic exercise is great for cardiovascular conditioning, but it’s vastly inferior to weight training for attacking the "flab" and maintaining a healthy weight. Recent research has shown that as little as one-weekly resistance workout can improve muscle strength and weight management. Even the busiest or laziest dad's among us can do that. Your Dad will look better, feel better and reduce his risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other major killers.

5. MAINTAIN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS.

Make a point to strengthen ties with your dad. Strong family relationship's reduce stress and enhances health. Also something you can do for yourself and your father is forgive. Father's are people too, and make mistakes, like not be there for you, your ability to forgive will release you from bitterness in your heart. I know this is easier said than done, but if you want support with keeping your dad healthy purchase a Father's Day Gift Certificate from Fitness Pursuits we will go to your father and help him in all 5 of these areas to improve his health.