4 Ways to Motivate Your Dad to Live Healthy
Does your dad constantly talk to you about the benefits of waking up in the morning and doing yoga while sipping tea and reading the newspaper? Have you ever attended a lecture about your laziness while your dad was lounging in his recliner chair? And finally, have you been told to stop spending money on protein powder while he sips his evening drink?
If so, then welcome to the life of every millennial. We all know very well how to listen to our father talk about the state of the world as he drinks his 100th cup of tea and nibbles on his favorite parathas.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the past year, it’s that life is fragile and the need to live a healthy life is more important than anything. So this Father’s Day, instead of buying him a wallet or deodorant that he’ll never use, give him the gift of a healthier life. And here’s how to do it:
Add a morning walk to your schedule and hers
The best way to start our fathers on their fitness journey is to give them a taste of their own medicine. After hearing about the benefits of morning walks and yoga for most of our lives, let’s encourage them to follow their own advice.
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The best way to do this is to buy pairs of matching workout clothes for you and your dad and become his alarm for once!
Motivate them to take vitamins
The best way to improve our health is to make sure that our body is getting the vitamins it needs. While most of us have been eating home cooked meals without families since the start of the pandemic, it is not always enough.
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The best way to boost our immune system is to take multivitamins and vitamin C supplements, and get our families to do the same.
Increase immunity with a balanced diet
While we all love having aloo parathas with butter, it’s not the healthiest option, especially for our not-so-young dads. With the age of our fathers, it is important that they adapt their diet accordingly.
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Motivate them to replace their paratha breakfast with a bowl of oatmeal and reduce to two cups of tea during the day or maybe replace it with green tea.
Turn news time into workout sets
Every father’s favorite pastime is watching the news and complaining about the state of our country. But, what if there was a way to turn that hour of ranting into hour of exercise?
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Instead of training in your bedroom, do it in the living room while your dad watches the news and invite him to participate. Add in low pressure exercises like side twists, squats and more, so they can easily keep pace.
Throughout our lives, our fathers have motivated us and guided us through good and bad times. They pushed us to make our dreams come true, showed us the true meaning of hard work and made sure that we never felt like we were missing anything in life.
So, on this Father’s Day, take the time to motivate him to take better care of himself and give him the necessary support to live a healthier, fitter and happier life. But if you also want to give him a gift then head over to the MenXP store because the Father’s Day sale is amazing!