The leading causes of death for American men are heart disease and cancer, across all races. Certainly those diagnosed with either benefit from early diagnosis, along with good general health. This Sunday, when you take a minute to call the men in your life to say “thank you” and “I love you,” remind them that it might be time for a check up. If you live in the same town as your favorite men, invite them out for a walk, run, or bike ride. Cook them a healthy brunch or dinner. Give them some new exercise gear, a gym membership, or some yoga classes. Or, if your dad is like mine, a few golf lessons and a new 9-iron.
Whatever you do, take this chance to remind the dads (or dads-to-be, or just guys) in your life that their health matters to you because you want them to be around for a long, long time.
And, if you’re a runner in the DC area, you can join other lovers of dads for Georgetown Running Company’s annual Father’s Day 8K. I’ll see you there!