One of the trendiest new lifestyles in the world of health & fitness is the Dad Bod. It’s a movement where men, usually Dads, embrace a lifestyle that has lead them to have a softer body through a more relaxed lifestyle.
It has even pictured in the latest Marvel Avenger movie with “Fat Thor”.
Some advocates point that it establishes a better work life balance, more self love, and a more happy person not worried about holding old ideals of what a man should look like.
I get it. I have been there before. I gained the baby/sympathy weight when my fiancé got pregnant. I embraced being able to eat whatever and slack on my workouts because chicks dig Dad Bods now…right?
But taking a closer look at the potential side effects is it worth it to live that care free lifestyle. You may “feel good and happy” but is your body? How’s your blood pressure, cholesterol, or energy?
What clicked with me was I am now a Dad. As a Dad my job is to set the example for how my son should be.
How he should treat others…How he should treat women…What is work ethic…What is self-discipline…How do you take care of yourself…
By not taking care of myself and health am I being the role model I want to be?
How many people do you talk to that decide to make a change with their health and fitness because they don’t want to be like their parents. They don’t want to deal with those health issues. They want to be able to take care of themself and move on their own.
I am not saying as a man you need to have sculpted muscles and a six pack. But you should be the model of a healthy lifestyle. Not only for yourself but to set the example for your family.
You don’t need to be perfect. Just make your best effort. The same lesson you tell your kids when they are trying to accomplish something.
-Move every day
-Eat like an adult (watching portions, eating veggies, etc.)
-Getting enough sleep-Drinking water
This maybe an unpopular opinion but I NEEDED to say this for the healthy future of my fellow dads…
I want to see you around for a while living a healthy and present life one day turning that Dad Bod into a Grandpa Bod.
I want you to be able to see that.
To enjoy and experience that!
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