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10 Health Tips For Busy Dads in Your Life

Health tips for dads that even the busiest guys can find time for.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

We’re sharing a roundup of our top 10 favorite health tips for dads that even the busiest guys can find time for. 

10 Health Tips for Dads 

#1 Focus on Mindset 

Mindfulness and a positive mindset are two things that all of us can benefit from (including busy dads). For the dad and or partner in your life, help set the tone for a positive mindset by pressing play on a FitOn before bed routine or start the day with a centering yoga sequence, both of which can help encourage mindfulness and a positive mood. 

Try:

  • Balance & Focus with Vytas
  • Stretch and Restore

#2 Bust Stress

Health tips for dads totally include stress reduction, because busy dads out there may be carrying a ton of it. Stress can take a toll on both physical and mental health, so encourage the dad or partner in your life to:

  • Exercise on the reg (join in for added support).
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Do something that they love regularly (like a golf day with the guys or dinner and a movie with their loved ones). 

#3 Prioritize Those Zs 

Getting enough sleep can be a challenge for anyone who is super busy, but part of living a healthy lifestyle means making sleep a priority. This father’s day, encourage dad to hit the hay early and to start making it a healthy habit. 

Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. 

#4 Cook More at Home

If quarantine turned you and the dad in your life into home chefs, keep the healthy habits rolling! Cooking more at home allows for healthier food choices, plus more money in your pocket since eating out can get pricey, fast. 

And hey, what better way to show dad your appreciation than by cooking on the grill or making his favorite recipe this Father’s Day?

#5 Get Connected

With summer here and the stay at home orders being lifted, encourage the dad in your life (or your partner) to get connected to those he loves! Whether you plan a small Father’s Day get-together with loved ones or gift him with a day out with his pals to do at some point this summer, encouraging connection is a huge part of supporting mental wellness! 

#6 Get a Yearly Physical 

Having annual well-visit exams play a big part in overall wellness to check things like cholesterol levels, weight, and blood pressure. Encourage dad to make his annual well-visit to make his health a priority. 

#7 Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Now’s the perfect time to talk about hydration as the weather starts to heat up. Encourage the dad or partner in your life to stay on top of hydration by gifting him with a new reusable water bottle! 

#8 Meal Plan 

Meal planning is a great tool for staying on top of healthy eating goals and is one of those healthy tips for dads we can totally help with. 

And, if you need a Father’s Day gift idea, consider gifting dad or your partner with FitOn PRO — he will get custom meal plans that are super delicious and perfect for even the busiest lifestyle.  

#9 Move Daily 

Exercise is easy to brush off on busy days and busy dads may not always have the time to hit the gym. But, even just 20 minutes of exercise each day is amazing for overall wellness. 

It’s easier to squeeze in ten minutes here, ten minutes there with a quick HIIT class, or longer workouts on days where he may have a bit more time. 

Exercise is one of those health tips for dads we simply cannot ignore because we can’t deny just how amazing regular exercise is. 

Exercise has been shown to: 

  • Help manage a healthy weight 
  • Support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Build, bone, muscle, and joint strength 
  • Support stable energy levels 
  • Boost mood 

#10 Enjoy a Smoothie Day 

Here’s another one of those health tips for dads that the whole family can get in on. Try encouraging dad or your partner to enjoy a smoothie daily. They make a great way to sneak in all sorts of superfoods, all in one easy and convenient shake. 

Here are some super healthy smoothie add-ins:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Berries 
  • Chia, flax, hemp seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut butter 

Let’s Celebrate All The Dads Out There (the healthy way) 

For all the dads out there, let’s celebrate them by encouraging healthy habits that not only dad can get on board with, but the whole family too! 

Here’s to a happy Father’s Day and the start of new healthy habits for dads!