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Healthy Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Are you still searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift? Sure, you could buy him a traditional gift like a tie or tools, but why not surprise your father with something new that will keep him active and healthy during the summer months? Honor your father with a gift that will encourage him to stay in good health for years to come. Here are a few Father’s Day gift ideas with a healthy twist.

Fitness kit for the office. Purchase a cool gym bag and fill it with fitness accessories like a sports towel, resistance bands, sports headphones, and hand weights. Throw in a book that lists specific exercise recommendations or include an iTunes gift card so that he can purchase fitness apps or music to work out to.

Grill tools and cookbook.Give your dad a nice set of grill tools and a cookbook with healthy grilling recipes. Everyone can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal hot off of the grill!

Activity tracking device. Find an activity tracking device or smartwatch that tracks the type of exercise your father likes to do. Some options include the Fitbit, Up by Jawbone, or a Garmin or Polar exercise watch.

Water pitcher or bottle with built-in fruit infuser. Help your dad reduce his consumption of sugary beverages like soda and encourage him to start drinking water naturally flavored by his favorite fruits.

Sport passes. Does your dad like to play golf or another sport? Give him a gift card to play 18 holes at his favorite course or passes for his favorite sports activity. Better yet, do the activity together–have fun while getting fit!

Healthcare help. If you are a Health Advocate member, remind your father or father-in-law that he can take advantage of your health advocacy service. Health Advocate covers eligible employees, their dependent children as well as parents and parents-in-law. Here are just some of the ways a Personal Health Advocate can help:

  • Find the right doctors, hospitals and other providers
  • Explain conditions; research latest treatments
  • Help schedule appointments and tests
  • Resolve billing and insurance claims issues
  • Secure second opinions
  • Clarify benefits coverage
  • Estimate costs of common procedures
  • Help you make informed decisions
  • And more!

No matter what you give your dad or the special father figure in your life, the most important thing your gift should do is remind him that he is loved. And if your healthy gift helps inspire him to make a positive, life-long habit, so much the better!