How are you planning to honor Dad this year?
Father’s Day is only two days away. There are a lot of suggestions out there for the best gifts for a healthy Father’s Day, so how do you choose?
We put together some healthy gift ideas and asked the educators and staff in ADC’s Weight and Health Risk Management department for their input. Here are some of their favorites.
More than a pedometer, the Fit Bit wirelessly tracks your physical activity and uploads it. It can even help you track your sleep. But if this gadget is a bit out of your price range, a good pedometer would also be a great gift to help Dad get moving.
Does your Dad do a lot of walking? He may need a new pair of shoes, says Delores Brandes, clinical and program manager.
Your best bet is to have him fitted for a pair of shoes by a professional. That way he can get the right fit for his foot.
Also called an exercise ball, a body ball is great for developing core strength.
“It can be used as a desk chair to engage abs,” said Kimberley Smith, health educator. “It is also great for strengthening the body at home. Mine came with a stand and arm bands.”
Plus, it’s a workout your dad can do at home, without joining a gym.
For dad’s who are trying to improve their health — or just want to stay healthy — a subscription to a healthy newsletter or magazine may be the perfect fit. Here are some suggestions.
Does your dad like to grill out? Our health educators loved the Grill Sergeant Apron which has multiple pockets for everything your dad might need when he’s standing at the grill.
What do you plan to give Dad this year? Share your ideas in the comments section below.