Barack Obama once said: “Anyone can have a child and that doesn’t makes him a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes him a father”.

Father’s Day – A day dedicated to fatherhood and dada around the world. It is a day that marks the true essence of a real man, who with his courage and heart raises his child with love, affection and responsibility. It’s also a day for people around the world to appreciate and make their fathers feel special.

We all have fathers and we all will be fathers. But how many of us realize the work, care, share and protection our father had showered on us. He was the first person to rise up and stand by us during any crisis. This Father’s Day take the opportunity to appreciate his fatherhood by gifting him a gift of life – a gift of health.

Perhaps there is nothing that could counter his fatherhood, but still in an effort to show your appreciation of all that he has done for you his entire life.

Following are some great healthy gift ideas that will help you to select the best for your father.

  1. A Road Bike (for seniors)

People lose their physical strength and abilities gradually as they age. Older people, who are especially above the age of 60, have more possibilities to get affected with mobility issues, overweight, knee and back problems and other health issues.

As a result of which a lot of elders develops the love of riding. Riding bicycles for daily rides and exercise as well. But at the same time, it has to be considered that their rides to not take a lot of toll on their ability and it is comfortable at the same time. Gifting your dad a road bike to a perfect option. These bikes are light weight and comfortable for smaller rides across the neighborhood.

  • A health rate and fitness wristband

With hospital costs sky rocketing and without the safety net of a full-time professional care, this wearable can not only keep your dad safe but healthy also. Seniors are very pro-active with their health and loves wearing a fitness band that will give him all his health status at easy reach. It will help him keep track of his fitness level and inspire him to improve further. The heart monitor tracks heart rate, the cardio monitor shows his heart conditions and provides suggestions and some even are equipped with BP monitor to read the blood pressure levels without any effort.

  • A phone especially made for him

Your father may not be a gadget freak but needs a phone that easy for him to use and stay in touch with his loved ones. Get him a phone that is especially designed for seniors. These phones gave larger keys, backlit keypads and even voice prompts for dials and keypads. Raised buttons and generally white backgrounds makes it easier for him to see and dial, read text and send messages whenever required. Some of them even are aided with fitness trackers that will make it easy for your dad to track his daily steps and health activities like climbing stairs and others.

  • A wireless RF Item Locator

Fathers have the habit of forgetting and especially if he is turning old. He is the one who will often misplace the simplest of things like his keys, wallet and the medicine box. With small receivers that can be attached to almost everything, your father will have no excuse to go out for losing his keys or not having his timely medicines. Controlled by a simple remote and console multiple things can be attached with this wireless RF item locator.

  • A massage pillow

Nothing can be more relaxing and soothing for an aching back and neck of your father than a gentle and warm massage. This electrically heated massage pillow can be used at any time – while seating and watching TV or reading books and even sleeping and comes as a welcome relief from backaches, shoulder and neck pains and even pain from arthritis. A great relief for pains that comes with age.

There are plenty of ways you can make your father feel special, but the key element behind gifting should always be practicality and functionality. This Father’s Day, show your love and appreciation by gifting him with something that he can cherish for the rest of his life and always remember and bless you.

MS. SHEELA SEHARAWAT

PG –Dietetics and Hospital Food Service (DHFS)

Sheela Seharawat on father health

Practicing since 2005 as a registered dietician under IDA, Sheela Seharawat is the founding member and chief mentor of Diet Clinic, operating around 35 outlets successfully all over the country.

A motivational speaker, an expert dietician and a strong believer of healthy and motivated living, she has transformed the lives of many through her breakthrough diets and inspiration on living a healthy life. Another feather is added to the name of Diet Clinic Health Care as the esteemed magazine and organization “Silicon India Start Up City” has recognized and awarded “Diet Clinic” in their annual listing of “10 Best Startups in Fitness, 2017”.