There is no better time to celebrate all of the great father’s in this world than the month of June!
Fathers, or parents in general, have a huge responsibility when it comes to raising children. This month, RivalHealth would like to celebrate the parents who lead by example.
There is an old parenting saying,"Do what I say, not what I do." It is likely we have all said it, but it is time to put that saying to rest. The fact is, you as a parent, are the biggest role model your child/children will ever have. They watch every move you make, mimic you, and idolize you. With that being said, what are you modeling when it comes to a healthy lifestyle?
Are you teaching your children to take care of themselves, eat right and stay active, manage his or her stress, get the proper amount of sleep, and to prioritize their health? Or are you teaching them that taking care of themselves is not a priority? It may be hard to hear, but if you are not leading a healthy lifestyle you are teaching your children that it isn’t important.
Modeling healthy behaviors is the best way to teach your children that taking care of themselves is important. You may think that your behaviors go unnoticed until they are grown and taking care of their own kids. This is the time that we look back and see ourselves in our kids. Take a look in the mirror. Will you be happy with what you are instilling in your kids?
In celebration of Father’s Day, take time out for you and get active! This is the best gift you can give back to your kids. And dad… thanks for being a great role model!
Make Time, Find Time.
Time is our most valuable commodity. Its scarcity and abundance drives our daily schedules and (unfortunately) our daily exercise and nutrition decisions.
All too often, the excuse for making poor exercise and nutrition decisions is, “I didn’t have enough time.” So how can we solve this problem? The simple answer: make more time. The more realistic answer: find more time.
Making and finding more time is a matter of prioritization and discipline. You’ll always make more time for the things that matter most to you. So take some time to reflect on your current priorities. Make a list of the people, hobbies, and events that matter most to you and consider how much of your time you’d like to dedicate to each. Items of high consequence (i.e. sleep, nutrition, exercise) should be at the top of the list as they are most likely to affect the quality of the time you invest in other list items. Use this list to create a detailed schedule for your day and stay disciplined! Set routines and systems for each list item in your day such that you can maximize the time you have allocated for that item. Do this, and you may find a little extra time in your day after all!
LiveFit with Coach Chad
Program Manager Certified Personal Trainer Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
One of the best ways to ensure longevity is early detection of any medical issues.
Make it commonplace to give yourself monthly exams for lumps, changing or discolored moles, and lesions.
Next, always receive a yearly physical exam and talk to your doctor about your health. Also, be sure to receive baseline tests in your early 20's for blood pressure, cholesterol, as well as an EKG in your 30's. This helps doctors more fully understand your health and test results when you are in your 50's and 60's.
Last, be aware of the age trigged screenings such as a hemoccult test at 40, a colonoscopy at 50, and bone density testing at 60. These simple tests could save your life, so make time and utilize preventative healthcare.
1 Cup Dates 1/4 Cup Nut Butter 1 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 1 Cup Nuts 1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp Cinnamon
Toss pitted dates in the food processor until it forms a paste. Heat up nut butter until it is runny. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Spray 8x8" parchment lined pan with coconut oil and scoop mixture. Smooth and pack the bars down until they are firmly packed into the bottom of the pan.
Toss them into the freezer for 20 minutes to set. Cut them into bars and keep in either the freezer or refrigerator.
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