Get Fit With Dad This Father's DayPosted on Jun 9th 2009 4:00PM by Jacki Donaldson
Filed Under: Fitness
If gift-giving isn't your thing but you want to honor your dad this Father's Day (it's less than two weeks away!), then spend June 21 getting fit together. It won't take much planning, it can cost next to nothing, and exercising with pops will show him you really care.
Encouraging dads to be more active is one of the most caring gestures you can make, says The American Council on Exercise, America's nonprofit fitness authority. Go for a hike, a bike, a match on the tennis courts or something else entirely, and you'll both burn a bunch of calories. ACE says your 180-pound dad can burn about 9.8 calories per minute weight training, 13.9 jogging and 8.2 cycling. For more calorie-burning activities, check out this chart, pick your passion and then get your special guy to join you for some fit fun.
And if you can, keep the sentiment going with ongoing fitness dates -- plan to swim laps together each week, schedule regular power walks, add Dad to your gym routine or squeeze in some time for Wii challenges. Tried boxing yet? It'll make you sweat for sure. And if you're really ambitious, sign yourself and Dad up for a race -- training together and then crossing the finish line would be quite the gift.
Got any fit plans for Dad this year?