January 15, 2010, Newsletter Issue #268: Can you See and Touch your Toes?

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If the answer is no, then we have some work to do. What kind of Dad do you want to be? The dad who lies in the La-z-boy and passes out at 7 o'clock? Or the Dad that wrestles with the kids every night and read them a bedtime story? I'm sure you're choosing the latter, but are you in the kind of shape you need to be in? Better yet, are you going to be in the same shape 5 years from now? In Great Britain, a poll was conducted and the results were that the average father-to-be gained 14 pounds and added two inches to their waistline during the gluttonous nine months.
Their favorite snacks were pizza, chocolate, chips and beer.  
If you're in your thirties, or quickly approaching them, the likelihood of you losing those pounds has greatly diminished. Get ahead of that eight ball and start making healthy choices now. Exercise at least 3 to 4 times per week, drink and eat more water. You don't have to compete in the local 5k, but you don't want to be winded climbing a flight of stairs either. Drink a half gallon of water per day and if you really want to go the extra step then drink distilled water. Eating more water is easy. Choose foods with high water content like fruits and vegetables. Stay away from foods with low water content; they are hard to digest and improve your chance of health related issues.
Get in shape now and when the little bundle of joy arrives you'll be able to share the late night feedings and still function in the morning.

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