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Becoming a Healthy Dad – 4 Reasons to Get Healthy

Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, particularly when so many temptations are there. I also have my own share of additional challenges (as a cancer survivor), which really works to make me even more intent being a #healthydad!


  1. I want to stay active (as a #HealthyDad)–so I can keep in shape (lose weight) and keep up with my boys
  2. As a #HealthyDay, we spend a lot of time outside–hiking, end enjoying the great outdoors
  3. I want the boys to see an example of healthy living–so they’ll know how important it is
  4. I know that being a #HealthyDad will mean a longer life (and I don’t want to miss out on even a minute of our time together.

I know… These are just a few of the myriad of reasons that I need to be healthy, eat nutritious food, and encourage an energetic and healthful lifestyle for my family.


What is a #healthydad? Get outside and you’ll see! @daddynewbie

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Be creative, be outrageous and above all else – be Healthy.


Thanks to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, who sponsored the Healthy Dad campaign, for including dads in this important discussion about family health care. My views are based solely on my experience as a parent, and not as a medical professional.

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