Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s a time to celebrate how important your father is to you and your siblings.
It’s a time to show him how much you love and care for him… a time to let him know how great of an impact he’s had on your life.
After all, without his help you wouldn’t be here today reading this. 😉
This year, how about showing your father just how much you care for him by foregoing the usual Father’s Day gift and, instead, giving him the gift of better health!
Here are the top five health ideas to show your father how much he means to you, along with five budget-friendly gift ideas to accompany each.
Idea #1: Healthier Diet
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s website, 70% of U.S. males are either overweight or obese.
A large percentage of that total is attributed to poor eating habits – especially within the realm of highly processed snack foods.
Show your dad that he can still eat plenty of tasty snacks (like chips, popcorn, and candy bars) by simply choosing healthier alternatives. Starting with snacks is likely to encourage him to eventually make smarter choices with meals as well.
Gift Idea: Healthy Snacks In-a-box (45 Count)
Idea #2: More and Better Sleep
Forty percent of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night. If your dad falls within that percentile, he’s sabotaging his health and causing potential long-term damage to his body.
For men, getting enough high-quality sleep (between 7-8 hours) does the following:
- Produces more growth hormone.
- Increases calcium retention.
- Promotes fat loss.
- Reduces the amount of fat stored.
- Keeps organs operating optimally.
If your dad’s not getting enough sleep, he may benefit from the use of a sleep machine – a device designed to provide a natural, relaxing environment for deeper and better sleep.
Gift Idea: Ecotones SOUND+SLEEP Machine
Idea #3: Skin Care
Proper skin care isn’t just about looking younger and maintaining a good complexion.
It’s about protecting your skin from the rigors of daily life – from exposure to dry environments to taking too many showers.
For men, using a simple moisturizing skin care kit can help protect the skin from painful chapping, cracking, and premature aging, while supplying it with moisture that will keep him looking healthy and strong for years to come.
Gift Idea: Rugged and Dapper Facial Moisturizer for Men
Idea #4: Stress Reduction
Fathers are exceptionally susceptible to stress – even more so than the average male.
They not only have themselves to support but also children that depend on them for almost every facet of life.
Stress in men can lead to eating disorders, depression, high anxiety, baldness, premature greying, and other physical ailments.
There’s no magic formula for overcoming stress in your father’s life.
But you can set him on the right path by giving him a guide that will show him how to manage his stress and make it much more bearable.
Gift Idea: The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Idea #5: Weight Loss
As we touched on earlier, obesity is a substantial issue for men living in the United States.
And while a healthier diet (see Idea #1) is essential to lose weight, becoming more active is just as important.
Not only will a more physically active lifestyle help your father lose those unwanted pounds, it will also do the following:
- Help him fight/prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Help him prevent anxiety and depression.
- Lower his risk of high blood pressure.
- Lower his risk of diabetes.
- Raise his self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Help prevent cancer.
The question is how do you motivate him to get more active? Buy him a cool tech gadget that he’ll feel compelled to use! …
Gift Idea: Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch
If you have more ideas, please leave your comments so that we could place it in the list.