27 Apr The ‘dad bod’ signals more than what we see
Healthcare experts are starting to fret that men who frequented fitness centers might consider joining the squad of overweight and obese men.
According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), there are 20.9 percent of obese males in the country, and this number might continue to rise if the ‘dad bod’ trend will continue to be rosy.
“Some men most probably rejoiced when they heard that women get attracted to men who are flabbier,” said Carmie de Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical. “But this rings the bell for healthcare experts.”
She added, “It is alarming to note that different health conditions are already surfacing beyond what our eyes can see.”
In another note, Dr. Helen Dy-Eduvas of Healthway Medical said that a man’s belly bulge raises the white flag to good health, adding that “they become candidates for acquiring a heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even cancer.”
“When your waistline gains girth, your abdominal fat breaks down easily into fatty acids that flow directly into the liver and into your muscles,” said Eduvas. “The most affected part will be your cardiovascular system. When this happens, men will risk themselves to acquire the deadliest disease in the country.”
If you want to keep yourself from acquiring these unwanted diseases, de Leon said that maintaining a ‘dad bod’ is not the way to go.
“Men desire to be always at their best, but confidence should not be dependent on what people think or say. Feeling good about your body should start with yourself, and leaning towards a healthy lifestyle will go a long way in achieving this,” de Leon emphasized.
This Father’s Day, give yourself the advantage to feel good by ridding your unwanted belly fat—and no body shape is an exception.
With this, Healthway Medical—the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines—encourages you to shed off your excess fat by choosing a healthier lifestyle.
“” Eduvas said. “But in order to lose belly fat and keep it from coming back, dads should aim for slow and steady weight loss. This means losing weight up to 1 kilogram a week.”
De Leon said that for a more effective weight loss, it is important for you to make Sleep, Eat Right, Exercise, and De-stress (S.E.E.D.) as basis for jumpstarting the road to health and wellness.
“The secret is overall health through healthy and preventive lifestyle,” De Leon said. “If you want to be in good shape, you must keep portion sizes in check, sleep at least eight hours a day, and include simple exercises like brisk walking as part of your daily routine to beef up your metabolism.”
She added, “It is also important to cool down once in a while. De-stressing can help improve your mental and emotional state, which is important in achieving holistic wellness.”
But to effectively realize your fitness goals, De Leon said that you need to undergo comprehensive examination first. “While moderate physical activities can help you control your weight, we suggest that you take HealthCheQ first especially if you are unaware of your health status.”
HealthCheQ is the premium executive checkup that responds to the immediate needs of individuals who put great value to their health and time. Its package includes complete laboratory and imaging studies, physical valuation, and special examinations.
“Through our HealthCheQ, we can closely monitor your health with an added convenience of an overnight hotel stay, gym membership, spa or massage treatments,” De Leon said.
She concluded, “Father’s day is not the only time to ensure that your health is in its perfect condition, rather, this should be a daily compliance. Start saying no to ‘dad bods’ and say yes to a healthier life to continue securing your family’s future.”
Healthway Medical Clinics are located at Alabang Town Center, Edsa Shangri-la, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5.