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Let’s face it. We are hitting that time in our life where adulthood just got real. You can keep clubbing if you want to, but that TLC song that just came on and “I don’t want know scrubs” wasn’t the DJ’s way of trying to welcome you in with a song from your time. They were actually trying to send you a message. A message that says… 30 is not the new 20! To be completely honest… Do you really want to try and keep up on that dance floor? Im sure the saying “cut a rug” and “two left feet” comes from this exact scenario.
But that’s ok! Because you my friend will be introduced to 5 ways dads can stay healthy and feel well in the big THREE ZERO and beyond.
1.MOVE “DUDE” Get Out and Sweat!
No one really cares to exercise. At least no one who isn’t looking to have a particular figure. So don’t. Forget exercising, just go do something and “bust a sweat”. Go play a pick up game of basketball and school some youngins’….Go to the driving range and show your friends why you all settled for an office job. How about swimming? No sweat required! I mean ride a bike, walk the neighborhood, play catch. Really, I could go on and on, but basically GET ACTIVE. You want to boost your energy level and relieve some stress? This is the key to improving your mood!
2.Indulge in What Makes You Happy
You have plenty on your plate on a day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute basis. Carve out time in there to actually relax. You don’t need to sit in lotus position meditating to find peace and serenity. You just have to find happiness! Doesn’t really matter what it is. I love photography and skateboarding. I’m far from the next Tony Hawk, but when I am out on my board, you can’t tell me nothing! Tony Hawk ain’t got nothing on me! The whole point is to enjoy being you.
3. Do not give the teacher the apple. EAT IT!
I don’t want you to think eating healthier consists of getting rid of your favorite foods. You can still eat the foods you like. Just replace some of the foods with a healthier choices. Know how you would normally stroll to the vending machine and reach in your pocket to realize your $.30 cents short of that candy bar you’re craving? You know what I am talking about. You waltz over to the water fountain, and now your in debt to listen to your coworkers talk about who knows what, just to wait until it’s finally over to ask if they have change for the vending machine, only to hear that misleading “no”.
Let me save you 20 minutes of your lunch. Grab that apple you walked past on the kitchen counter on your way out to work. Now, instead of heading to the vending machine, grab the apple, walk to the water fountain and tell another coworker about whatever you want. And when you’re finally done and you notice they weren’t listening to you and they ask for change for the vending machine…. Take the largest bite of your apple you have ever taken and with your mouth full you already know how to reply…. Know what that’s called? WINNING.
4. Take The Goodness
Now I know, nobody really likes taking vitamins. Half the time you forget to take them and then here I come along telling you to remember to not only take your vitamins, but now you have to take probiotics too? Pro-bi-what? I remember Larisha telling me I needed to add some probiotics into my diet and I looked at her like she had 35 heads. What is this? I don’t need one more thing. But, somehow she convinced me and now I need to convince you.
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5. Night, Night…
You think the kids are the only ones that have a bedtime? WRONG! Find a time to drop everything and take it down. There is nothing like a good night’s rest. And I know I am not telling you something that you don’t already know, so let’s not loose focus on what I am saying. Every single day, have a time that you go to bed religiously. No excuses! Plan for it. Tell your other half about it. Set an alarm. And when that bad boy goes off! HIT THE DECK! Get a couple weeks of this going and you as a person will transform. You will thank me later and like Maui would say… “YOU’RE WELCOME!”
BONUS Tip! Be a kid again with your kids (except you have a beard)
Don’t let that itchy facial hair get in the way of being a kid again. We’re guys, we’re dads, we’re over protective… right? Throw that out the window and live a little. Play hide and seek, chase the kids around, ask them what they think you should wear to work tomorrow and have the biggest laugh you had in forever. Use their new generation lingo in the worst way possible. Tell them something is “the bomb” and get a kick out of how they look at you. Turn on some 90’s music and watch them cover up there ears as if a siren just went off. This is purely about having fun. No one is getting younger here, you got to enjoy it while it last.
Hope you enjoyed these 5 Ways Dads Can Stay Healthy in their 30s and beyond, PLUS, one amazing bonus tip! Now, which one are you going to implement first? Leave a comment and let me know!
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