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Showing posts from June, 2018
Dad Bod                 I intended on writing about “dad bod” again in this post and I still will in a way.   As I noted on Tuesday, the post I uploaded was written almost 18 months ago.   I hadn’t posted it sooner because I was embarrassed.   In my profession, health is incredibly important.   We have extensive instruction in nutrition and physical rehab and anatomy, physiology, aging, biochemistry; the list can go on and on.   I am fully aware of the importance of health and being “a little overweight” was embarrassing.                   So I waited.   I waited to post it until I could write a follow-up about how far I’ve come.   Plans and real life sometimes don’t agree.   Yesterday morning, I ran into a newer acquaintance.   He asked me what my plans were for the day.   I relayed that I was going to the gym, then I would be heading to work.                   “The gym?   You don’t work out!” he replied, gesturing to my abdomen.                   I laughed and agreed, m
The Case for “Dad-Bod” (by someone who over-shot it) *Written 1/2/2017                 There is some controversy surrounding the term “Dad-bod” and I think it is well-founded.   Many people hear that term and they envision this guy who has given up on themselves.   They imagine a dude right around 40 with a beer belly, sitting in his recliner.   My vision of dad bod is different.   I see a dude that no longer has 6-pack abs, is ten to twenty pounds overweight and doesn’t have time to maintain what society tells us the ideal male physique should look like.                   On that subject, more than 10 million males will deal with an eating disorder in their lifetime, according to National Eating Disorder Association.   Our societal ideals are hurting our youth.   Both males and females are trying to live up to a standard that is unattainable for 98% of us.                   Instead of focusing on what we look like, we need to focus on our overall health.   I know that our