Contributed post by Samantha Garbett
As a father, you see it as your duty to protect and care for your family in every way possible.
Whether you’re trying to bring in extra cash with your side hustle or you’re doing the school run in the pouring rain; you wouldn’t change anything for the world. What you might not realise is that you need to start taking care of yourself more so that your family has you around for a very long time to come.
You have always had an interest in being fit and healthy, whether you’re still striving to get that flat belly you have always dreamed of, or you take pride in cooking nutritious meals every evening. Here are a few ways that you can stay fit and fresh for your family so you can be the best dad possible.
Assess Ongoing Injuries
When you become injured in an unexpected accident you feel like you need to hit the pause button in your life, but that isn’t always possible.
You still have errands to run and chores to do, so there is no time to relax and recover. At a time like this you have to reassess what is best for you; whether you need to contact a personal injury law firm or visit a physician to fix your injury, you have to take care of yourself.
If you allow injuries to linger you will never heal properly and you might be faced with even more serious issues in the future.
Improve Your Diet
Everyone enjoys a cheeseburger, beer and cookie dough ice cream from time to time; this kind of occasional treat won’t have any substantial effects on your overall health.
However, it is important to eat healthily as often as you can, otherwise, you are going to feel sluggish and lazy.
Once you have started to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet you will start to feel more energised straight away.
Fuel your body with a sumptuous bowl of warm porridge for breakfast, load up on lean protein such as chicken or fish for your lunch and cook up a homemade stir fry for dinner bursting with fresh vegetables.
When you do need a treat, this Broasted chicken recipe will be worth the few extra calories!
When you make a good, balanced choice at mealtimes you will be contributing to your health in amazing ways.
It can be very difficult to factor in a workout when you have such a hectic schedule, but exercise doesn’t need to take up hours of your day.
Go and kick the football around in the park, take the baby for a walk in the pram or do a high-intensity workout for twenty minutes whilst the little ones are napping. There are so many ways to factor exercise into your day without overexerting yourself or wasting time.
Find an enjoyable workout that makes you feel happy and you will have found the perfect solution.
Staying fit and fresh as a father is very important, so make sure you are always putting your health first. Enjoy exercising, eat a balanced diet and deal with any ongoing injuries quickly; you will be the healthiest version of yourself in no time.