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Health Experts: Father's Day, give dad the gift of health

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TYLER (KYTX) - For Fathers's Day,  many dads will get a tie or be taken on a trip to the lake to go fishing. But specialists say you should give your father something else this holiday -- a talk about his health.

CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey explains some of the major health problems fathers today face.

Father's Day is a little more special, when you have your children around.

"I'm bringing them to the park and let them run all their energy out," said father of two Frederick Kemp. He says getting rest at the end of the day is even more special.

Kemp, like many fathers, spend so much time taking care of others, they aren't caring for themselves as much.

"Men need to take responsibly for their own health, so that they can be there for the birthdays and the graduations and the weddings, and so that they can enjoy life with their family and with their friends as well," said Men's Health Network spokesman Brandon Leonard.

Men's Health Network is encouraging families to take a step away from traditional father's day gifts like cuff-links and ties, and instead, give dad something that will extend his life...get him, to eat more healthy, get him to exercise more, get him to go to the doctor.

"I don't like doctors , my fiance tries to get me to go to the doctors," said Kemp.

He and his brother Leonard Kemp just don't like going to the doctor.

"Considering I'm not sick, I'm not going. The less I know the further I go," he said.

Health experts would say different.

"Continuing to look at things like prostate cancer, colorectal cancer - and men are also dealing sometimes with urinary tract issues; enlarged prostate can become an issue at that point."

While greasy and fried foods are staple diet items for many fathers, cutting at least a few of those items could impact your health for the better.

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