It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to action by taking time out to engage in physical fitness and employ healthy food choices with their families. It is a fact that health risks are increased in men 20 years and older, and with added stress and more responsibilities a father is at a higher risk of various potential problems. So keep in mind that exercising and healthy eating saves generations.
Become a Fit Father by following these simple steps to lead your family to a healthier lifestyle.
I pledge to become a Fit Father and will …
- attend my doctor’s office for routine checkups and screenings.
- exercise 3 to 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes minimum and include my children in most fitness activities.
- eat 3 to 7 pieces of fruit and veggies daily.
- drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
- limit or eliminate sodas, candy and pastries entirely.
- limit or eliminate fried foods entirely.
- limit or avoid carcinogens entirely: smoking, drugs and heavy alcohol.
- replace enriched white foods with whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc.)
- Never eat with less than 3 hours in-between bedtime.
- spend quality time with my children daily.
- on Fathers Day June 19th enjoy one hour of energetic activities with my loved ones such as a 5K to 10K run, family bike ride, soccer, hiking, ball games, swimming or a simple walk through the park with nature.
Stay active, eat well and energize your life!