Welcome to the month of June! This is the time of year where we take the time to thank our fathers for all that they have done for us. As we reflect on their impact, we have to take into consideration their current and future health. Men’s Health Month, which is also commemorated in the month of June, brings awareness on ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:
Healthy Eating Habits
During your annual celebration, do your best to help Dad feel celebrated with the gift of health!
The entire body is reliant on your physical health. It's never too late to improve your exercise habits, keeping you fit and active throughout the week. 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 also include a fair amount of muscle exercises to keep you stronger than ever.
Aerobic Activities to Stay Fit
Muscle Strengthening Activities for Your Father
As you use new muscles during your exercises, it's normal to feel soreness and strains after a workout. Make sure Dad talks to a KIne’s Family Pharmacy Pharmacist to get an individualized OTC and supplement recommendations with each visit. Your Kine’s Family Pharmacy Pharmacist can help your Dad:
Recover faster from his workouts
Deal with muscle cramps
Get adequate rest in-between visits to the gym
Maximize his exercise potential
To help Dad as he adjusts his lifestyle, have him book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation at KIne’s Family Pharmacy.
Men Have Hearts Too
Cardiovascular/Heart disease can affect how blood flows through the body. This disease can develop when this system fails because of issues with blood vessels, blood clots, or even the heart itself. A thorough conversation with your Rine’s Family Pharmacy Pharmacist can help prevent Dad from any major heart issues. If Dad is currently prescribed medication for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol, this is an essential consultation he won’t want to miss. 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
Supplements should never be implemented without the approval of a professional health care provider. While picking these up at Kine’s Family Pharmacy, 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 one of the most important aspects of his health journey. Food is fuel for the body, and some foods are better than others. 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
A Kine’s Family Pharmacy Pharmacist can ensure Dad is eating the right foods to keep improving his overall health. 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, don’t forget about his health and wellness too!