Almost three out of every four men is overweight or obese in the United States -- with more than 30 percent falling into the obese category. The health consequences of obesity are sobering -- the CDC has linked the condition to coronary heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, reproductive problems and mental health conditions, to name just a few.
But according to CDC statistics, a whopping 50 percent of men report that they never engage in vigorous activity during their leisure time for more than 10 minutes -- a key component of keeping weight under control, especially as men get older.
So, as part of our series on healthy Father's Day gifts, here's your guide to presents that will get dad moving -- and hopefully healthier by the next Father's Day. Check them out and share your own ideas, as well.
No one wants to hit the gym with ill-fitting workout clothes and sneakers. Even if Dad isn't a fashionista, he'll appreciate having the right gear to fit him now -- not 10 pounds ago. If you're not sure on a style, let him pick out his own pair this Sunday, and then go for a family run -- several studies have identified a link between social support and weight loss goals.