HEALTHY FATHER, HEALTHY FAMILY: 7 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE THIS FATHER’S DAY

In honor of Father’s Day, we’re sharing how dads can prioritize self-care for the sake of their families, because the truth is, your ability to parent successfully is also tied to your willingness to look after yourself. Making time for your own health is key to fueling your ability to be your best, every day. Here are our top 7 tips to help you practice self-care this Father’s Day.

1. Ace Fatherhood by Breaking a Sweat to Energize your Body

Sweat for health

Physical activity has many benefits, such as helping to improve memory and brain function, aiding in weight management, lowering blood pressure, and improving quality of sleep. In addition, when we perform strenuous physical activities, we tend to sweat a lot.

Sweating is how your body cools itself; as the sweat evaporates, it cools your skin and the blood in the vessels beneath it. Sweat also has numerous other benefits such as detoxing - helping to expel heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic.  However, sweat can’t flush out all toxic compounds, so it’s important to drink clean, healthy filtered water  and follow a healthy diet. 

2. Meditate to Quiet Your Mind

Meditate for Health

Meditation relaxes your mind and body, releasing stress and tension. Stress leads to poor health and according to government studies, it even affects hormonal levels. By reducing stress levels, meditation can even help maintain optimal testosterone levels.

Many fail to understand that meditation is not hard nor complicated.  You can easily master the basics by learning to sit still, relax, and simply focus your attention on your breathing.  Once you’ve mastered that, you can then migrate to more complicated techniques to explore a deeper understanding of meditation.

3. Give Your Bathroom The Ultimate Father’s Spa Treatment

Nasoni bathroom fountain faucet

When you can’t go to the spa, bring the spa to you giving your bathroom the ultimate spa treatment. With a few simple upgrades, relaxing aromas, luxurious accessories, and soothing colors can create a personal retreat in your home where you can relax and unwind in solitude. 

Let the rest of the world disappear by incorporating houseplants and flowers into your bathroom to help create a healthier environment, adding life to the room. 

And for a whole new level of luxury, consider incorporating an award-winning and high performance Nasoni fountain faucet.  This sophisticated water-saving fountain faucet complements any sink perfectly. What makes it incredible, besides the seamless design and gorgeous finishes, is the fact that it’s highly functional and sustainable. Indeed, this faucet can easily be turned into a fountain, making it easier to drink or brush your teeth while being the most water-efficient faucet ever designed. Who said sink fixtures had to be boring? 

4. Add Calming Scents

 Aromatherapy in the bathroom

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment used to improve the health of the mind, body and spirit. It enhances both the physical and emotional health. According to the Mayo Clinic, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
  • Improved sleep

One of the easiest ways to use aromatherapy to set the mood when creating a bathroom spa is to incorporate scented candles, essential oils, and scented lotions and soap.

5. Follow a Daily Skin Care Routine

Daily skin care routine for men 

Just as it is for women, it is vital for men to cleanse their faces regularly. Perhaps even more so, as men’s skin tends to be oilier than that of women due to the increased presence of sebaceous glands that create oil to keep the skin lubricated and healthy. Ideally, you should wash your face twice daily, once in the morning and once before bed. Use a face scrub once or twice a week (any more and you can run the risk of over-drying your skin).

For rinsing, we highly recommend using water from a Nasoni bathroom water filter.  Nasoni’s water filters keep your water tasting great, and remember, drinking sufficient water can do a lot of good for helping your skin.  It also removes chlorine from your water.  Because chlorine is a natural irritant, it opens pores and strips the skin of its natural oils that keep it moisturized and healthy. Too much exposure to chlorine dries out the skin and causes irritation and itchiness.

And after you’ve rinsed the facial scrub away, you’ll want to apply serum to replenish nutrients, followed by a moisturizer to hydrate your skin.

6. Set Up Your Shaving Throne

Shaving ThroneGet back to the basics of self-care by setting up the perfect shaving throne in your bathroom. No one can master the art of a perfectly shaved beard without having the right tools by their side. The subtle art of shaving requires some must-haves that you should have by your side include: 

  • A good pair of scissors or clippers
  • Trimmer
  • Aftershave lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Beard oil
  • Beard wax

Learn more about setting up the perfect shaving throne by reading our post on Perfecting the Art of Shaving.

 

7. Add a Ventless Tabletop Fireplace to set an Elegant Ambiance in the Bathroom

Tabletop Fireplace in the bathroom

Men have been fascinated by fire since the dawn of time. Campfires were a rite of passage for many youths; flames flickering from burning embers created a warm center of a safe universe. Campfires remain one of life’s simple pleasures, conjuring images of our little ones grabbing a stick and anxiously waiting for the marshmallow to roast.

Recall those memories through the instant ambiance of a real fire by adding a ventless portable tabletop fireplace designed for indoor use.  These great table fire pits create a warm atmosphere, illuminating the bathroom with a warm, pleasant, and relaxing glow.

We hope you have learned a few new things you can incorporate into your life so that you can be the best you every day and give yourself permission to put yourself first as a parent.


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