In honor of Father’s Day yesterday and Men’s Health week, I’ve decided to focus today’s blog on the men in our lives. Our fathers, brothers, husbands, and uncles need our help to stay healthy. Most men, if left to on their own, would not worry too much about what they ate. The only way they would see a doctor is if they passed out. Otherwise, they may exercise a bit and be concerned about their diet if the women in their life are concerned about these things. So ladies here’s a few things you can do for your man.
- Cook nutritious meals. Sneak the veggies in to a meatloaf or a smoothie if you have to but make sure he receives proper nutrition at most meals.
- Take to some form of exercise and invite him to come along with you. If he won’t work out with you then encourage him when he wants to play ball or go golfing with the fellas.
- Make a yearly doctor’s appointment for everyone in the house, including daddy. If you take over that function, then you’ll know that at least once a year he’s getting checked out.
- Create an oasis in your home. When he gets home from work there should be a place where he can unwind and chill away from the children. Discussions about the bills or things on the “honey do” list can wait for another hour.
We love our men and we want them to be around for a long time. If he’s not a health nut or exercise freak, then try to meet him halfway. Ask him to support you in your healthy endeavors and in time he will want to pursue better health for himself. Don’t wait until there is a problem to get started. An ounce of prevention is the best cure when it comes to men’s health.
The Little Things You Can Do Today
- Research – If you know your man already has a condition like diabetes; do some research to find out how you can cook meals that will help manage his condition.
- Find a Hobby – There has to be something that the two of you can do together, that you both enjoy, and will provide a little exercise as well. Gardening, Bowling, and Walk-a-Thons are excellent activities to try.
- Have a serious talk – Let him know your concerns and fears about his current state of health. Also express your willingness to make health a priority for the family.
Until Next Week,
Nicole D.P. McLaughlin, P.T.
- Man Up and Manage Your Health: (sufenwang.com)
- National Men’s Health Week: Tips for Increased Energy, Libido, Muscle Strength. Life Balance Essentials Newsletter (lifebalancehealthcoach.wordpress.com)
- Mens Health Month (inspiritphysicaltherapy.wordpress.com)