As we approach Father’s Day this weekend, this is the time that we show our gratitude for our father. Many families will be grilling out or taking dad out to dinner. Others will be trying to find the perfect gift for dad and yet there are always a few that put very little thought or effort into the whole process. There are many fathers that get that same tie or some hideous shirt that their kids were able to find on clearance. I can only speak from personal experience, but my father has been a very positive and supportive influence in my life. My father has a tireless work ethic and a great set of values that he has instilled in me over the years. While we may have had our disagreements during my adolescent years, I know that he has always tried to look out for me and guide me in the right direction. This is one of many reasons why I always take the time and try to find the perfect gift even though he always says that he needs nothing.
As a personal trainer, I have been able to give my father some valuable advice as far as the health and wellness side of life goes. Many fathers are weekend warriors or relive their adolescent years when asked to throw around a football or shoot some hoops. My father has had high blood pressure and cholesterol and through my guidance has been able to decrease the amount of medications the doctor prescribed and improve his quality of life. He has also started going for walks and watching his nutritional protocol. I feel that this is one of the many ways I try to give back to my father who has given to me all his life. If my dad can live another 30 years with relatively few health issues than I feel that I have actually given myself a gift, which originally started out with me trying to help him. Over the years I have tried numerous ideas to surprise him on Father’s Day and yet this seems to be the best gift of all. My advice to all of you out there that are searching for the perfect gift for Father’s Day, here it is, it’s TIME. Spend time with your father, put down your cell phone, ipad, itouch, or any other device and take a walk with your dad. You might be surprised at how much you learn while spending time with your loved one. If you choose to help improve your father’s health and wellness and need some nutritional guidance, please call me at 610 334-4120.