Dad’s Bod – How Does It Affect Your Kids?

How does Your Dad's Bod Affect Your Children's Health?

Chris Ownbey, a personal trainer in Dallas explains how does Your Dad’s Bod Affect Your Children’s Health?


Hey did you know that your dad’s body not only affects your health but also your children’s health?

A Father who is able to play with their children helps the child regulate their weight. Also, when fathers are modeling appropriate dietary habits, children have a tendency to pick up on those habits.

Men who are cultivating their dad’s bodies, however, are unlikely to engage in as much physical play. At the same time, they are likely to normalize an unhealthy weight and model poor nutritional habits for their children to increase the chances that a child becomes obese. And when children are obese, they are at risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, certain cancers, and diabetes, well into adulthood.

How does Your Dad’s Bod Affect Your Children’s Health?

How does Your Dad's Bod Affect Your Children's Health

Bob is in his mid 50’s.

Bob noticed he was losing the muscle tone he had when he was younger. Growing up playing sports, Bob had always been physically active. When he reached his early 40s his muscles were deteriorating. He felt weaker, had low stamina, and his day-to-day physical activity levels were decreasing.

Bob, was experiencing sarcopenia. You can’t run, you can’t hide from it. It will find you.

Sarcopenia will happen to all men at one point in their life. The reduced muscle mass and impaired muscle performance that defines sarcopenia in individuals are associated with increased risk of physical limitation and a variety of chronic diseases. It may also contribute to clinical frailty.

Some will write it off as just getting older, some are even calling it the “Dad’s Bod” and others like Bob will own up to it and do something about it.

Studies show sarcopenia will happen. And it can be reversed. A healthy diet and resistance training can reverse sarcopenia, which increases your lifespan for your kids and improves the quality of your life.

So, if you are in your early 50s take care of it while you are young. The older one becomes the worse it will get. 

Find a personal trainer who specializes in men over 40. We Fit Over 40. do not exercise at 40 or 50 as we did in our 20’s. Unfortunately, most trainers are young. And they will train their clients like they work out. But at 50 years of age, it’s not about vanity anymore. You will gain muscle, lose weight, have better balance, more energy, and look and feel more confident. 

If you have any further inquiries about how does Your Dad’s Bod Affect Your Children’s Health and want to stay fit at your age of 40 or older feel free to contact us