6 Healthy and Fun Activities You Can Do with Your Dad on Father’s Day


Father’s Day is the perfect time to plan a fun and healthy date with your dad to show how much you love him.  In our busy lives, many people find it challenging to fit exercise into their day-to-day events. Holidays and special days are a great time to incorporate fitness into your celebrations. There are many great activities you can do with your dad that are not only special, but easily incorporate fun physical activity as well. Here are the top favorites:

1.  Golf

Golf is a popular game and with good reason. There are many health benefits in playing golf. Walking around the course is great for the cardio vascular system and is a great exercise for back health. This fun activity reduces stress, improves blood flow, posture, and endurance while strengthening the lower body muscles.

Along with the physical benefits, this game provides the perfect time to socialize and bond with friends and family while enjoying the warm weather.

2.  Fishing

For the papa who likes to go fishing, this is a great activity with many benefits. Aside from the physical fitness that fishing provides, it is also a sport that promotes optimal family togetherness, travel opportunities, patience, relaxation, and stress reduction. Spending the day by the water with rod and reel is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing day with your beloved male parent.

3.  Hiking

Hiking is a great exercise that strengthens your lower muscles, works your cardiovascular system, and increases bone density. It is also the perfect opportunity to explore new areas, take in the natural beauty of your surroundings, and spend quality time with your pops in a quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

4.  Bowling

Bowling is an exciting, family activity that can be played with two or a group of players. This good-hearted, fun game will have everyone laughing, cheering, and challenging each other while fitting in a great workout at the same time. Bowling promotes flexibility, cardiovascular, coordination, and weight loss.

5.  Swimming

Swimming can be done in almost any body of water – indoor or outdoor pools, watering holes, the beach, lakes, or rivers are great places to dive in. Don the bathing suits, towels, pool toys, and a picnic basket full of healthy, delicious snacks for a day of refreshing fun.  Swimming is an excellent full body workout. For the water loving families, heading to the local beach or pool is a fabulous way to commemorate this special day.

6.  Cycling

Many families take great joy from spending time together cycling through their neighborhood or different parks. Biking is a spectacular, complete workout that improves your muscles, cardio vascular and respiratory systems, and blood flow.  It is also a great way to spend memorable time together as a family.

If you already cycle together, find a new or different area to so to add exploration to your bike riding thrills.

There are many great physical and recreational events you can do this Father’s Day with your Dad. At Stephen Nutt Chiropractic, we know that a proactive, healthy lifestyle reduces many lower back pain issues and other medical conditions. By planning an enthusiastic, favored activeness into your special holidays or events, you can increase your fitness time in a fun, natural way that adds more joy to the date. This Father’s Day, show your Dad how much you love him, by planning an day participating in a popular, family bonding, past time.