Dad Health: It’s Kind of a Big Deal!

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by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Whoa, does it seem like this year is flying by? Vacation planning, summer schedules, family gatherings, sunscreen and bug spray—it’s all coming our way, fast. But let’s not forget that June is not only the start of summer, it’s also the month of Father’s Day.

3 Health Tips for Men

Dads and men are so important in our lives, but we may not always remember to encourage them to take great care of themselves. We want them to be happy and healthy for many years to come! Whether you give gentle nudges and hints or make a solemn pact together, summer’s long days and balmy nights are a great time for family fun and to practice “summertime” wellness.

You’ve probably heard it a million times—men need to pay more attention to healthy eating and exercise. However, a recent report found that only about a quarter of men surveyed considered themselves successful in eating healthy and being physically active. Just 1 in 4! We can do better. And let’s face it, Dad, you owe it to yourself and your family to take charge of your health. It doesn’t have to be tough!

Three easy steps to jumpstart every man’s summer health plan:

  • Seek Support from Supplements! New Chapter® products made especially for men’s wellness can provide a nutritional foundation as well as other targeted health benefits.* Check out our natural approaches for every man’s needs that include probiotic-cultured vitamins and minerals, as well as herbs like Saw Palmetto, known for its prostate-supportive compounds.*
  • Grill Healthy. Summertime means grilling time, and many dads love to be the grill masters. Steak, burgers, and hot dogs are go-to items, but creative plant-based choices can be a healthy complement. Think vegetable kebabs (skewer chunks of bell pepper, summer squash, onion, and cherry tomatoes to marinate and grill), grilled peaches or pineapple, or fresh corn grilled right in the husk. A Portobello mushroom “burger” is another delicious, meatless way to enjoy summery grill flavor. (Really, try it!)
  • Get Moving. When it comes to physical activity, there is SO much to do when it’s nice out! Exercise and active play can help men (and everyone) de-stress and maintain fitness. Whether it’s lawn games, basketball, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, or gardening, grab summertime opportunities to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle and quality time with those you love.

In honor of fathers and all the men we love, New Chapter wishes you a happy and healthy start to your summer!