Happy, Healthy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to remind the men in your life that you want them around for a long time to come. Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, and Father’s Day is no exception. So what better way to thank him than by adding a couple of years onto his life? While we can’t turn your dad into an eternal being, we can point you toward healthy Father’s Day tips that will boost his well-being.

1. Get Enough Sleep –Aim for seven to nine hours per night.

2. Stop Smoking –If you quit now, you’ll lower your risk for cancer, COPD, and other smoking-related illnesses.

3. Exercise More –Try to fit in 2 ½ hours of aerobic activity, plus muscle-strengthening exercises, each week.

4. Eat Healthy –Your diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.

5. Reduce Stress – You’ll feel much more relaxed if you avoid drugs and alcohol, connect socially, and find support.

6. Get Regular Checkups –You need to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers because if they’re elevated, your risk for heart disease and stroke goes up. And high blood pressure may even increase your risk for erectile dysfunction. You also need screening for colorectal and prostate cancer: Positive outcomes are more likely with early detection.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, and 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests. In honor of Father’s Day, the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute would like to help you learn about the recommended ages for testing, tips on talking to the doctor, and much more. Call today to schedule an appointment, don’t let Dad ignore another symptom!. Let our family take care of yours.

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