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9 Health Tips For The Busy Dads in Your Life

Let’s celebrate all the dads out there!

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the dads out there, so we’ve put together a list of health tips for dads, including wellness hacks the whole family can get on board with. From mental wellness tips to hacks for physical fitness, this list has you covered — including health tips that even the busiest guys can find time for.  

9 Health Tips for Dads 

#1 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 consider encouraging some daily stress reduction practices for the dad in your life. 

This could look like going for a morning walk, fitting a quick workout in during the lunch hour, eating a nourishing meal, or doing something that dad loves more often (like a golf day with the guys or dinner and a movie with loved ones). 

#2 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. If sleep is a struggle, a guided sleep meditation like this one is a free and simple way to help promote relaxation before going to bed. 

#3 Cook More at Home

Cooking more at home allows for healthier food choices, plus more money in your pocket since eating out can get pricey. 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?

#4 Get Connected

This past year has been stressful, and connection looked much different than what we all were used to. But, now that we are returning to a bit of normalcy, 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.

#5 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. 

#6 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. 

#7 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 help with. With FitOn PRO, the dad in your life will get custom meal plans that are super delicious and perfect for even the busiest lifestyle.  

#8 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 we simply cannot ignore because we can’t deny just how amazing regular exercise is for both physical and mental health. Exercise has been shown to help manage a healthy weight, support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, build bone, muscle, and joint strength, and boost mood.  

#9 Enjoy A Daily Smoothie 

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. Try adding a scoop of JS Health X FitOn protein powder for an added plant-based protein and probiotic boost — this powder comes in two delicious flavors, cinnamon roll, and cookies and cream. 

Some super healthy smoothie add-ins include dark leafy greens, berries, chia, flax, hemp seeds, almond, and coconut butter. 

Here’s a delicious protein-rich smoothie recipe to make for Dad on Father’s Day!

Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp stevia granules (optional)

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Let’s Celebrate All The Dads Out There 

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 healthy and happy Father’s Day!