Ayurvedic Self-Care Tips for Super Dads

Co-author: Vd. Sara Maid, Vd. Tejas Ahire, Vd. Aishwarya Saindane.


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Being a parent comes with immense responsibilities, making it essential to always prioritize your health and well-being. Today, we will share simple, effective, & easy to follow Ayurvedic practices to help dads stay energetic, balanced, and healthy.

  1. Prioritizing a Balanced Diet

Dads should prioritize incorporating a variety of fresh fruits, local vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins into their daily meals. Nutrient-rich foods such as almonds, walnuts, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and lentils are excellent choices for sustained energy. It's important to ensure that they include adequate protein in their diet, as well as calcium to maintain good musculoskeletal health.

  1. Embracing Physical Activity

As men get older, they are more likely to experience cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. It's important to engage in regular physical activity to maintain energy and vitality. Strength training is crucial for reducing insulin resistance and enhancing overall health. It's advisable to do strength training with weights at least 4 days per week. Additionally, gentle yoga and breathing exercises, known as pranayama, can be highly effective. Basic yoga poses like Cat-Cow stretch, Child's Pose, and Cobra Pose can alleviate stress and enhance flexibility. Kegel's exercise should also be done to improve pelvic floor strength to avoid urinary incontinence or prostate related issues.

Pranayama Techniques:

  • Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing): Helps to calm the mind and balance the body's energies.
  • Bhramari (Humming Bee Breath): Promotes a sense of calm.
  • Kapalbhati: Assists in improving lung capacity.
  1. Abhyanga using Pitta Oil

As summer heats up, it's important to take care of yourself. Abhyanga, or self-massage, is a wonderful Ayurvedic practice for rejuvenation. By using pitta oil or any warm sesame or coconut based  oil to gently massage the body before showering, dads can improve circulation, reduce stress, and nourish their skin. Kids can join in this routine too, letting them honor their dads through assisting in the massage and have fun together in this Father's Day celebration.

  1. Meditation for Mental Clarity

“The well-being of the mind is equally important as the well-being of the body.”

The well-being of the mind is equally important as the well-being of the body, yet it is frequently disregarded by fathers, and everyone in general. Engaging in regular meditation can assist fathers in managing stress and improving their ability to focus. Even setting aside 10-15 minutes each day for mindfulness meditation can yield significant advantages. To practice, find a peaceful environment, sit in a comfortable position, and concentrate on your breathing.

  1. Quality Family Time

Caring for your emotional well-being entails dedicating quality time to loved ones, participating in enjoyable activities, and fostering close family ties. Watch a movie together, schedule a camp, or go fishing with friends and family. 

“It's important to maintain balance by setting aside time for relaxation and pursuing hobbies that bring you joy.”

  1. Ayurvedic Remedies Best for Dads

Ashwagandha is one of the best herbs for men's health. It helps to increase strength, improve energy levels, and calm the mind. Pair it with a glass of warm milk, a spoonful of pure ghee or a pinch of turmeric. Tribulus and Triphala are great choices for dads, offering natural support to help them feel their best every day.

By integrating these Ayurvedic self-care practices into your daily routine, you can maintain balance, health, and vitality. Remember, self-care is not a luxury but a necessity, especially for the super dads who give so much to their families. 

“Taking care of yourself allows you to take better care of your loved ones.

If you are reading this and you’re not a father, take the initiative and motivate your father to take a step towards his well-being. Wishing all the super dads a journey filled with health and happiness!

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