June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys?

The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 10-16), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14 where men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of men boys and men.

See our easy list of things to do to be active, aware, all month long.
1. June is Men’s Health Month – spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well

2. Early screenings! They will not only save money in the long run but also save your life and/or make life easier to manage if diseases are caught early on

3. Exercise, its summertime! Why do you think most TV shows and football are off? So men can finally go out and move around. (Note: there is no true correlation between summer broadcast schedule and reason to exercise) You shouldn’t need a reason to get at least 30 minutes of exercising in, just help your heart and just do it like Nike says.

4. Father’s Day is coming up! Why not give your father figure in your life the gift of knowledge along with your gift. There are many resources at www.menshealthnetwork.net that help educate you and your father about risks of prostate cancer and other diseases that may be prevalent to you.

5. Keep reading this blog and others like it for the latest on how to improve and support men’s health. (Hopefully starting with this June, we will have regular pieces weekly for you)

6. Remember that anyone can assist in the men’s health movement, and help is not limited by gender basis. Anyone can be supportive and help men make that first step towards a better life. Everyone should be an ally!

7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

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Let’s face it, most kids don’t love their veggies. When my kids first started eating solid food, I always offered a wide variety of vegetables, which they usually gobbled up! But as they grew and started developing a taste for other things, it got more challenging. The good news with kids is that they need a lot of calories to meet the demand of their rapidly growing bodies. But with that said, you still don’t want to be feeding them fat, sugar, and refined foods all day.

I have found a few ways that have really helped me to get my kids eating more veggies. It took some time though! So if these methods don’t have your kids eating a salad the next day, don’t worry! Just keep working at it. [Read more…]

Why Are Mexicans Among the Happiest People in the World?

Words by Nicole Fuentes: Blue Zones

Why Are Mexicans Among the Happiest People in the World?

Over the past 15 years, I’ve developed an expertise at National Geographic around finding extraordinary populations and distilling their lessons for the rest of us.  My first Blue Zones books and articles focused on the world’s longest-lived people. But then I realized that living to 100 isn’t worth much unless you enjoy the journey.

In 2009, I begin researching the statistically happiest places in the world.  At the time, the best data pointed to an obscure region in northeastern Mexico—Nuevo Leon—as the happiest place in Latin America.  This surprised me because it’s just south of the Texas border, a place we often associate with poverty stricken immigrants. [Read more…]

5th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Call To Duty Video

On Sunday June 17, 2018 Fit Fathers Day will focus on the tools needed for long-term life enhancement including daily exercise influence, the reduction or elimination of negative habits and the adoption of fresh, positive lifestyle choices. It’s important on Father’s Day and each subsequent day that dads and male role models spearhead this call to duty by taking time out to engage in physical fitness with their families and employ healthy food choices. For more detail please visit www.FitFathersDay.com.

Heart Healthy Love: The Exam Room podcast with Vegans Chuck Carroll & Kimatni Rawlins

While heart disease kills more Americans every year than accidents, strokes, and diabetes combined, a vegan diet has repeatedly been proven to dramatically decrease your risk of developing the condition. And in some cases, a plant-based diet has even been shown to reverse heart disease. In this episode, you will learn how a vegan diet can help you achieve optimum heart health and how small changes to your diet can make a major positive impact. Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll as he welcomes Kimatni D. Rawlins, Founder of www.FitFathers.com.

Listen to the Podcast: http://www.pcrm.org/podcast/vegan-valentine [Read more…]

ARTrepreneurship Program by Rocketship Rise Academy

Fit Fathers was honored to speak and educate the kids on nutrition brought to ART-of-Motion from Paints Institute. The day was a major success for their ARTrepreneurs (K-3rd Graders) program founded at Rocketship Rise Academy in Washington, DC. Through their efforts they are leading the way to provide STEM based arts, educational programming and training to youth from underserved communities. Sad but interesting fact is that nearly 37% of the kids from their school are homeless. They need holistic, multigenerational educational training and support to do better. We are here to step in to fill the parenting gaps.

The Dalai Lama on Humanity

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Fit Fathers Summation 

Never sacrifice your welfare for the non-promised pursuit of enrichment. Live fruitfully today and your future will reap all the essentials needed to prosper: water, food, family, friendship and love.

Breaking Addictive Habits Through Reversal Awareness (RA)

We all are addicts of various vices in life whether alcohol, guns, tobacco, dairy, drugs or improper sex. The goal is to refrain from becoming slaves to those vices and break addiction with mental fortitude, nutritional repetition, and deep spirituality. While the majority of inhabitants are robotic in nature and follow societal norms, humans are the only sentient beings that self pollute their temples. Essentially, we must let the animal spirit guide our consciousness.

Kimatni Dupre Rawlins / K-Raw / The Warrior Poet

Anatomy of a Hot Dog

What’s in a hot dog, and why does it pose serious health risks? By Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

  • Nitrates and Nitrites produce carcinogenic compounds. They also cause the hardening of arteries and may increase risk of diabetes.
  • Heme Iron is related to the formation of N-nitroso compounds that may lead to colorectal cancer.
  • Heterocyclic Amines (HCAs) are carcinogens formed by cooking and grilling at high temperatures.
  • Saturated Fat and Cholesterol lead to LDL deposits in arteries, causing narrowing and blockage which can result in heart attacks or strokes.
  • Salt is linked to both high blood pressure and stomach cancer.
  • Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a chemical compound that increases the risk of heart disease.

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Fit Father’s Day Tips: A Focus on Men’s Health

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Kimatni Rawlins, and Stephen Neabore, M.D., at the Physicians Committee in D.C.

June is Men’s Health Month so this Father’s Day the Physicians Committee is teaming up with fit fathers Stephen Neabore, M.D., and Kimatni Rawlins to learn about simple dietary modifications that can result in major health gains. Their top tips? Build meals around plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes; stay active by moving for at least 30 minutes most days of the week; and lead by example. [Read more…]