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Give Dad the Gift of Good Health This Father's Day!

by Melissa B. on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Did you know that 1 in 3 men have some form of cardiovascular disease?  In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men in the U.S. Fortunately, many risk factors, like high blood pressure, physical inactivity and smoking, can be controlled.

Recent data shows that 33% of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, less than 25% of men get the recommended amount of physical activity and over 21% of men in the U.S. are still smoking. We can do better for the men in our lives!

This Father’s Day, celebrate with Dad by doing something good for his health. Cook a heart-healthy meal together. If he hasn’t recently, urge him to get his blood pressure checked. If he smokes, encourage him to quit. And get him moving--play a backyard game of volleyball or football, go on a bike ride or enjoy a walk or run in the park together.

For more ways to ensure Dad—and everyone in your community—stays healthy, visit our action center to see how you can make a difference! 

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