It’s no secret that obesity is widespread: Nearly three out of every four men are either overweight or obese, and 50 percent of men don’t engage in vigorous leisure-time physical activity for more than 10 minutes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If these statistics haven’t convinced you to start making healthier lifestyle choices, then at least start adopting better habits for the sake of your kids. A recent study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that fathers have a major impact on kids’ food choices; namely, how often they eat fast food and other restaurant food, which can in turn affect their own risk for weight problems.
Most adults are eating more calories than they need, and should eat fewer calories. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates. Eat lots of fruit and veg. Eat more fish – including a portion of oily fish. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar. Eat less salt – no more than 6g a day for adults. Get active and be healthy.
- Exercise Regularly
- Eat Well and balance the diet
- Sleep early
- Avoid too much alcohol
- Do not be emotional about everything
- Have fun and relax
- Talk to friends and enjoy your family
Watch out for our daily dietary plan for a healthy living. Remember, be a man, be strong and healthy and stay safe.
Nii Odartey Lamptey