Forget lumbersexual, the new trend for men is the “Dad Bod”. According to an essay written by Mackenzie Pearson, “The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out”. And, unfortunately, that essay started a viral trend. An unhealthy viral trend.
This is one trend you should not follow. Having a “Dad Bod” can lead to multiple health issues. According to the Mayo Clinic, belly fat is dangerous fat. Having extra weight around your waist can cause:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Early death
If you already have a “Dad Bod”, don’t fret, there are steps you can take to drop the “Dad Bod” and get the healthy body you need.
I know your day is uber busy, but it is worth it to take a few minutes each day to get moving. Here are a few ideas that will help.
- Park farther from your work
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Take a walk during your lunch break
- Play outside with the kiddos
Make Time to Exercise
I cannot stress enough how important it is to have an exercise routine. Working out just 3 times a week can reduce heart disease, help you lose weight, boost your metabolism, and help with stress. Make sure cardio and weight training are part of your routine.
I know, I know, when you hear “eat healthy”, you probably think of kale and tofu. But, having a healthy diet does not mean that you have to sacrifice taste. Here are some delicious, yet healthy recipes.
- Pulled Pork Carnitas
- Orange Honey Sriracha Chicken
- Chicken and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
If you’ve tried all of this, but your genes are working against you, check out these other ways to leave the spare tire in garage.