Father's Day Health and Fitness Gifts
A good Father's Day gift can encourage good health -- and still be fun too.
Fitness Gifts continued...
An adjustable workout bench can also be a great Father's Day
gift, and they are not only for guys keen on going shirtless at the beach.
Strength training helps people stay healthy, especially as they get older. It
allows seniors to stay more mobile and independent, and their increased agility
reduces the risk of dangerous falls.
Then at the other end of the spectrum, we have new dads, who
often find that the demands of fatherhood derail their longstanding exercise
regimen. So think about some gifts that might allow a new father to exercise
with his kids. While toddlers are pretty hopeless as squash partners,
they may not mind being passengers. So Brott suggests that a jogging stroller
is a great way for fathers to get back into shape while keeping an eye on their
offspring. Similarly, Goldman, the author of "The Joy of Fatherhood: The
First Twelve Months," recommends a bicycle with a child carrier; either a
seat or a trailer.
A lot of guys are seasonal cooks. While they don't have much
interest in the oven and the stove, they love making dinner as soon as they can
lug the grill out of the garage. Think about making your dad happy with some
barbecuing accessories as a Father's Day gift. But get your dad to think of his
grill as something more than an assembly line for hotdogs, hamburgers, and
other foods with dubious health benefits.
For instance, think about getting your dad a vegetable tray or
basket. These can be placed right on the grill along with other foods and the
holes are small enough that sliced peppers and mushrooms won't fall through to
be incinerated by the charcoal. Or think about getting a fish basket -- which
securely holds a whole fish for grilling -- or a special spatula designed to
flip fish fillets often called a fish turner. Another option would be a nice
set of skewers for shrimp and vegetable shish kebabs. Goldman also recommends a
healthy cookbook as a Father's Day gift -- perhaps one focused on grilling --
to inspire your dad.