June is Men’s Health Month: Help Your Father Stay Fit
During the month of June, it’s the time of the year when the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer, and we celebrate the men in our lives. Families around the world are desperate for the right gift for their husbands and fathers. However, as you make a list, don’t forget to make sure the men in your life possess the gift of health and wellness. During Men’s Health Month, we bring awareness to the many ways to improve and lengthen the lives of men by focusing on their:
Healthy Eating Habits
This Father’s Day, let’s ensure we make every effort to support dad’s long-term health, keeping him around for many years to come!
Physical health is essential to a healthy lifestyle and the functionality of your entire body. It's never too late to improve whether you are physically active or sedentary. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, daily aerobic activity is recommended for 30 minutes a day, five times per week. Aside from aerobic exercises, it is also recommended to incorporate muscle-building workouts into your fitness schedule twice a week.
Aerobic Activities to Stay Fit
Muscle Strengthening Activities for Your Father
Exercise is usually accompanied by muscle strains and discomfort as you workout different parts of the body. Be sure to have Dad talk to your Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacist for personalized OTC and supplement recommendations. Your Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacist can recommend items that will 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 assist Dad throughout his fitness journey, help him book a Fitness OTC & Supplement Consultation with Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy.
Men Have Hearts Too
Keeping Dad's heart healthy will help prevent Cardiovascular/Heart disease. This condition can affect how blood flows through the body, blocking proper blood flow that carries away waste. Heart disease can develop when this system fails due to issues with blood vessels, blood clots, and even the heart itself. This can all be avoided with a Heart Health conversation with a Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacist. If your Dad currently takes blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or high cholesterol medications, this service is essential for his health. Heart Health consultations are necessary for all men, whether or not you use medications. 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
A professional healthcare provider can help Dad choose helpful supplements for his health. While he’s at Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy, Dad can book a Heart Health Conversation to discuss his heart meds with his pharmacist and other ways to maintain a healthy and happy heart.
Healthy Meal Choices for Dad
The most crucial component of Dad’s health are his eating habits. Food is a necessary fuel source, but can also be catastrophic for your health if not managed. While Dad can enjoy a steak or his favorite sweets every once and a while, managing his diet is essential to his long-term health. When Dad eats right, he enjoys:
Optimized heart health
Improved cholesterol control
Increased exercise endurance
Regardless of Dad’s favorite foods, your Texas Rx Solutions and Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacist can help manage Dad’s eating habits. 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
This year, don’t forget about Dad’s health and wellness as you pick out his Father’s Day gift!