In case you haven’t stopped in before, I typically write about life with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and strategies for coping with it naturally. As June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day is coming up, I wanted to offer some gift ideas for keeping the men in your life – dad, husband, brother, friend – healthy and happy.
Men typically live 5 years fewer than women.
Men are more likely to have heart disease than women.
Men are more likely to use tobacco and drink.
And men make up less than 10% of the millions of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Why are the numbers so few for “FibroMen”? Their symptoms are different, since they have fewer trigger points and less intense pain, making it more difficult to diagnose. Here’s a great article in Men’s Health that was written by a Fibro Man: I’m a Man with Fibromyalgia.
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- Water Bottle – Staying hydrated is essential. How about monogramming this 40 oz. water bottle for dad to keep with him during the day? Or how about this 32 oz. gem for fruit-infused water (pictured below) for a flavorful twist? There are a variety of sizes and styles to choose from on Amazon.
- Yoga Gear – Does your guy a yogi? How about a new mat (I recommend this extra thick one for comfort) or some bands or a block for his practice? And you can always get him a cool head band to keep the sweat out of his eyes.
- FitBit – There are many fitness trackers out there that track steps, swimming, sleep, and various work out activities. The Blaze is a smartwatch version that tracks activity and allows you to stay connected with texts and alerts from email and apps (on sale right now at Amazon for under $160).
- AppleWatch – If your guy is an iPhone user, check out this 42mm Apple Watch with the sport band. It will track heart rate and calories burned for a variety of activities. (And you can buy dressier bands for him to change.) The non-GPS Series 1 pictured below is on sale for $233! There’s also a GPS Series 3 version for $383.
- Copper Magnetic Bracelet – Relieve the pain from wrist injuries naturally
- OskaPulse – Does dad suffer from some chronic or acute pain? Help him recover faster with one of these. The link goes directly from their website, use Coupon Code DIVA for 15% off, and you can make 3 payments and/or use your Flexible Spending card.
- Natural Toothbrushes – If dad likes to live green, get him a year’s supply of these bamboo-handled toothbrushes. Zero plastic and BPA-free.
- Sunscreen/skin care – This SPF 20 cruelty-free sunscreen from Jack Black doubles as a moisturizer is great for when he’s working out, doing yard work, or just enjoying some time in the great outdoors. Here’s an entire travel kit of Jack Black products for dad to try.
- Blender – Smoothies are a great way to stay healthy and fit, and sneak some extra veggies and nutrients in your diet. Try this one from Nutribullet or this one from NutriNinja. And here’s my favorite organic, plant-based protein blend from Orgain.
- Shopping subscription – How about getting a Prime Pantry subscription to help get those low-priced essentials delivered right to his door, including items from Whole Foods. This is especially helpful if your loved one suffers from chronic pain or their mobility is limited, and it’s a great time saver so they can spend more time doing the things they enjoy! Right now you can get $5 off a $40 order with Coupon Code PANTRY5 and it’s free to try the first month. Get all of dad’s favorites like protein powder (to make healthy smoothies in that new blender), granola bars, beef jerky, and all those essentials.
- Cooking subscription – If dad likes to cook, consider treating him to one of these subscription services from Hello Fresh or Blue Apron. Get a box of ingredients and recipes delivered right to your door! I have already ordered both a Hello Fresh and a Blue Apron delivery for Father’s Day weekend, to see what I think about them both. Use sign-up code BAUGHM2 at Hello Fresh for a $40 discount.
Keeping Your Men Healthy
The men in my life are hard to shop for, so I am always looking for some new ideas. They are also particularly stubborn and don’t always take the best care of themselves, so anything I can do to encourage or help them, the better! I want them around as long as possible. ❤
“I gave my father $100 and said, “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.” So he went out and bought a present for my mother. ~Rita Rudner 😉
Don’t be like Rita Rudner. Let’s get dad something nice that he deserves. I hope I’ve given you some ideas to help keep that man in your life a little healthier! Do you have other ideas to add to the list?