Walks are the best — like exercise and meditation you can squeeze in anywhere. Says the always hilarious David Sedaris, “I was traveling when I got my Fitbit, and because the tingle [of reaching 10,000 steps] feels so good, not just as a sensation but also as a mark of accomplishment, I began pacing the airport rather than doing what I normally do, which is sit in the waiting area, wondering which of the many people around me will die first, and of what.”
Food writer Jenny Rosenstrach and her husband Andy Ward have a handy dinner formula for parents this summer: “________ + Side of Broccoli = Healthy Enough.” So, go ahead and dish out mac n cheese or hot dogs, as long as you have that virtuous veg sitting pretty on the side. Here’s a yummy steamed version, if you’re interested.
If you’d like a last-minute Father’s day gift, how about a magazine or newspaper subscription? Say, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Outside or the local paper. Bonus: Pair with an indulgent food he wishes could eat every day (Alex goes nuts for beef jerky or hot fudge).