If you are on the hunt for a truly meaningful Father’s Day gift, Finlandia has a wide selection of products that can help you make this Father’s Day special by gifting dads the gift of good health.
If you feel dads are hard to shop for, then you are not alone. Many people delay Father’s Day shopping because they don’t know what to get for their dads that are non-generic: barbecue supplies, ties, booze or shaving products. Dads can be hard to shop for especially if you don’t share the same hobbies with them. In some cases, they let their hobbies get rusty because they prioritized raising their family. Another area busy dads overlook is their well-being. Research suggests that men are less likely than women to stay on top of their doctor appointments and seek help for mental health issue. Gifting a health-related gift can be a way to tell them how much you value their presence in your live and also give dads a kind reminder to take care of their health. Here are five ideas to make this Father’s Day a truly special one:
The top two goals my male clients list on their intake forms are: better physical strength and better mental clarity. Vitality describes the combination of the two. The Male Tonic Tea is available at the herb bar in store or at Finlandia Alchemy. The blend contains nourishing ingredients such as nettle, stress-reducing siberian ginseng, and detoxifying saw palmetto. Dads would appreciate the thoughtful gift that supports their vitality.
Maca has been used by Peruvians for centuries for its nutritious and stamina-boosting properties. Maca contains no caffeine or hormones, instead, it supports the entire endocrine system from the pituitary gland to the adrenals to allow the body become more resilient to mental and physical stress. Black maca has the adaptogenic benefits as regular maca, with additional memory-enhancing benefits.
Cordycep mushrooms supports energy by allowing our blood bring more oxygen and nutrients into tissues through the mechanism of increasing our body’s ability to produce nitric oxide.
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) is the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland often causing symptoms such as difficulty urination or nocturia (night urination). This condition can drastically affects men’s feeling of well-being and negatively impacts sleep quality. This condition is very common, men usually start developing this condition in their thirties, and by the time they reach 50, half of the male population have this issue.
The Prostate Tea is a delicious blend with gentle anti-inflammatory properties that target the urinary and reproductive system.
The berries from dwarf palm tree is a widely studied herb that supports prostate health. This herb contain antioxidants such as beta carotene. Saw Palmetto protects the prostate through reducing the conversion of harmful hormones that stimulate prostate enlargement and maintaining healthy testosterone levels.
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in is rich in antioxidant vitamin E and beta-sitosterols that supports healthy testosterone conversion. This deep green oil makes a gourmet gift that can be easily incorporate into your daily routine. Simply use this for salad dressing or add it to your daily smoothie.
Research suggests that the rate of muscle loss for sedentary individuals is approximately 3-5% per decade after the age 30. This means by age 60, one could lose between 9-15% of their muscle mass. As we age, our protein requirement increases; this is to protect us from age-related muscle loss. To keep dads as strong as they could be, combining strength training with a quality protein supplement is beneficial. Here are some choices to consider:
Collagen is a main component of muscle fibers, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. We naturally produce this protein, however, the production slows around the age of 25. Supplementing with collagen can help with repairing joints and muscles. At Finlandia, we have a wide selection of collagen to keep dads strong.
If your dad is interested in fitness, adding a well-rounded protein powder that contains BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) to his workout routine help to encourage muscle building and repair.
Busy dads deserve the time to unwind and recharge. Taking a walk with him outdoors or go on a hike together can make a memorable experience for Father’s Day. At Finlandia, we have a selection of GABA green tea and matcha that are packed with potent antioxidant polyphenols and calming amino acid theanine to support memory and brain health.
What kind of dad do you have growing up? How are you celebrating Father’s Day this year? Please share the love by commenting below.
Tahlia Sage (Bsc. Food, Nutrition & Health, Certified Nutritional Practitioner) is the founder of Sweet & Savoury Health, instructor at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and wellness educator. She is also a part of Finlandia Health Centre.
Her coaching practice helps clients achieve their wellness goals by embracing functional foods and healthy lifestyle changes. Tahlia’s own health challenges and weight issue prompted her to pursue an education in nutritional science and holistic nutrition. Tahlia empowers her clients to regain balance with easy, concrete steps.