Health & Fitness
Father time, Schmather Time. And I don’t mean this to sound as though spending time with dear old dad is a bad thing. Au contraire, mon fraire. I mean dropping the “old” part. I’m talking about this father time business that we seem to think of with each coming and passing Father’s Day. If you are anything like me you want to continue celebrating dad for many years to come. And the realization hits you that something has to be done to keep dear dad healthy and happy.
Simply because you are reading this I know that you care. And this is one of the most critical things to keeping dad healthy and happy. Those caring and nurturing relationships keep us going. And the second thing is to keep em’ going. An active lifestyle is important for us all and particularly for men who tend to have more health ailments in their older years than women.
Our family celebrates Father’s Day with a good old fashioned hoops game. My husband claims that none of the kids in the family can beat him at hoops and that they play like they are Dirk and he is Lebron. Everyone is on their feet cheering on both sides and enjoying the fun.
That’s the "old" that we need to remember at Father’s Day. Good Old Fun. Being active and playing with each other. If you haven’t done anything active in a while, Father’s Day is the perfect time to start for both you and Dad. The time honored and oldest pastimes in the book like playing catch, throwing the football and shooting some hoops are what make for great Fathers' memories and helps keep Fathers fit.
If your children are infants or your parent is much older, a simple walk is a great way to get moving on Father’s Day. For Dads with older kids and families, volleyball and bike riding are other great options to have an enjoyable and active Father’s Day. Joining Dad in a round of golf can also be fun. All of these things can kick start Dad into a more active lifestyle or simply enhance the one he already has.
Even if your so called dear “old” dad or granddad or husband is an “oldie” with an active healthy lifestyle he will be a goodie for years to come.