Let’s Talk About the Dadbod
The new fitness trend piece is all about something called the Dadbod. Here is a brief description:
The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, “I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.”
Now, the original article states that young women actually prefer this kind of body and that it’s the hottest kind of way to look. Of course, there is a lot more to life than trend pieces and impressing bloggers. Dadbods tend to show up for people who once were physically fit, but who have started to go a little soft around the waist. While some women may find the soft bellied beer gut to be the new “hot” – most doctors would suggest keeping weight down is a healthier option. It may be tempting to lead a sedentary lifestyle period, driving around town, and saving gym money for extra beer.
So Lifehacker has an article that claims that people with the Dadbod shape have the easiest time losing weight. So yes, while you may be happy to hear the world wants to see your chubby-but-fit physique, you are actually blessed with the ability to hit the gym, cut the calories, and get back into Radbod shape better than most everyone.
People like to use articles like the Dadbod ones as excuses to skip out on the gym and forget about eating healthy food. But in the grand scheme, looking good, even if that now means carrying a little spare tire around the middle, is not as important as feeling good. Healthy diet + exercise usually leads to feeling good in the long run.