Father’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in June 1910 and is now celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.
It is a day of honoring fathers, brothers, uncles, or any important male figure in your life. We celebrate it as a day to appreciate and honor the sacrifices and the unspoken teaching by them that deserve countless moments of celebration.
As 19th June 2022 comes with the special occasion of Father’s Day, it is our duty to take care of our fathers and their health while staying connected with them throughout their old age.
Here’s a list of to-dos to follow to ensure enhancing your best man’s health:
1. Schedule timely health check-ups
Scheduling a yearly checkup is mandatory as you grow older. Always speak up with your father and encourage him to regular health check-ups, this helps in the prevention of severe diseases by diagnosis in its early stage.
Even conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can go undetected. Regular physical examinations will enable your doctor to diagnose any problems early.
Note: An annual checkup without fail is a must. In case his age exceeds 60 years, then rather opt for a comprehensive health checkup compared to standard checkups.
2. Ensure plentiful rest
Not only can sleep reduce stress levels, but sleep is how the body repairs itself. Help your elderly by ensuring they don’t have any sleeping problems, as good sleep is the key to a stronger immune system, making it easier for the body to fight off viruses.
Sleep is also important as one gets older because it improves memory and concentration. Aim to provide at least seven and a half to nine hours of sleep per night.
Note: Having a good sleep also results in improved cardiovascular health. Though it is important to go to bed at around the same time every night to help build a routine for the body.
3. Stay connected & help them socialize better
Humans are social beings, socializing helps us feel connected and valued, and is much necessary when growing older.
Spend quality time together, if you’re living away make sure to stay connected via phone calls & video chats, and keep making as much time for them as you can because growing older might make them feel left out.
Book yoga classes, meditation sessions, or other group fitness activities for them to manage stress and connect with like-minded people.
4. Eating what’s right
Ensure your father is eating well.
Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean meats give the immune system a boost and protect against harmful viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses.
Fruits and vegetables are good sources of antioxidants.
Antioxidants protect our cells from damage and keep our bodies healthy.
A well-balanced diet is a top-most key to aging healthily!
5. Getting fit & keeping up
Health supplements aid a healthy immune system. Ensure timely medications (in case any) and always undergo prescribed medication.
Some supplements they may recommend include calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B6, or vitamin B12. Book a timely full body check-up for your father or whenever he faces any ill symptoms to understand what his body may be lacking.