On Father’s Day: Here’s to Your Dad’s Health

nancy-preyor-johnson photo  Nancy Preyor-Johnson, Methodist Healthcare Online Communications Coordinator

To honor  Father’s Day this Sunday, many of you have plans to give dear dad that perfect gift. Or perhaps your Father’s Day card is on its way to his mailbox. We want to encourage you to help your dad get healthier. Encourage him to get to a doctor to take care of that health issue he’s been ignoring or for that routine checkup he’s been ignoring. Or, get him our 55Plus Membership. We also found some gems that encourage you to celebrate dad, and improve his health so that he live a long, happy life.Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your weekend and make sure to let us know how you celebrated on our Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/MethodistHealthcareSanAntonio

 If your dad is 55 or better, you could sign him up for our Methodist Healthcare’s 55Plus program, a free membership that will give him a chance for health information and classes, discounts and more. To join call our Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or sign up online here: http://www.sahealth.com/CustomPage.asp?PageName=55Plus

The American Heart Association website features a column that encourages families to get active with their dads. From golf to chores or a bike ride, this is a great motivator:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/HowtoMakeaHealthyHome/Get-Active-with-Dad-this-Fathers-Day_UCM_308426_Article.jsp

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, a White House campaign, is challenging fathers to take the Fatherhood Pledge–“a pledge that we’ll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around.”http://www.fatherhood.gov/pledge

The U.S. Census Bureau has a “Fun Facts About Dad” feature that’s a fun read. Did you know there are 70.1 million fathers including 154,000 Mr. Moms in America? Find out more here:  http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff11.html

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