- 02 June 2012 02 June 2012
Father's Day is just around the corner and you know what that means? It's time to show your dads how much you appreciate them and how you are genuinely concerned about their well-being. With life becoming increasingly complex with work, social and family demands, fathers are finding less time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are stressed from trying to juggle work deadlines, raising children and finding time to connect with their wives. Stress is likely to be a major role in our dads' lives, not to mention the concerns of potential health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, which are ranked as the top three health issues plaguing men. It's important to take interest in these concerns and to help fathers in preventing them, which can be done through the right diet and exercise. What better than to book an active and healthy holiday for your dad!
Our fathers may have lost themselves in their workload and gained a spare tyre, wrinkles and grey hair, but make sure to show them that this doesn't make a difference to us and that we just want to help them get back on the health track. With little time to spend on their appearance and diets, dads are in dire need of a lifestyle revival! With the modern man admitting that these insecurities and work pressures are getting to them, it's no wonder they are embracing self-improvement tips and the idea of healthy holidays. They may not run with arms wide open for the same feminine treatments as women, however, they might be open to trying a masculine facial for their laughter lines, a detox massage for their bellies or a manicure that will soften their working hands - minus the flowery touches.
This new male getaway concept is being embraced by men who want something more than the usual uneventful week away and surely fathers want an exciting escape that allows them to engage in their favourite sports, away from the television. Going to the gym on their weekends may be uninspiring, whilst pushing weights and running treadmill-marathons may seem like the only options to getting fit, but it's not. A toned physique can be achieved while fathers engage in their favourite sports, whether on a football field, golf course or basketball court. Perhaps, playing a challenging game of tennis, followed by a sports massage, is what fathers want.
Possibly you feel that your dad needs something intense, that will push him to the limit and force him out of his comfort zone? Then a boot camp holiday may be what you're looking for. There is nothing that feels better than that moment after your limit of endurance has been met and the endorphins kick in, then the body gets a charge of adrenaline. Maybe this is what your father has been missing all those months whilst sitting in front of a computer screen. After the challenging day at a boot camp, your dad will need to relax and unwind, which is best spent de-stressing in a luxurious spa, whilst having sore muscles worked out during a deep tissue or Thai massage. It may not be what comes to mind first when thinking of a pampering holiday, however this is what an ideal pampering holiday would be like for men. One that guarantees an adrenaline experience followed by a rejuvenating one at some of the world's finest spas.
Father's Day will be a great way to help kick-start your dad's healthy regime, melting away his stress, lowering his blood pressure, regaining his strength and re-energising his mind! There is no gift better than the one that shows that you care and that you're thankful for having a father like him.
Having a hard time thinking of where to send him? Find the top five men's health and fitness holidays below.