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Does Your Dad Exercise Regularly?

I grew up in a pretty active family. My dad was insistent on getting the whole family bikes when I was in junior high. It embarrassed me at the time, how he made us go on family bike rides, but he definitely instilled in me a love for being active. Now he plays racquetball and goes on daily walks with my mom. I'm really glad he keeps moving since we have heart problems in our family. He knows exercising is good for his health, and it keeps him around to enjoy his grandchildren. Since Father's Day is this Sunday, I was wondering . . .

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PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
My dad has done some sort of exercise almost every day, for all of my life. He always has some sort of project going on, even more so now that he is retired. I wish I were more like him, especially in the exercise & will power department!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
My dad exercises 3 times a week now (and I'm proud of him). BUT during his mid-years he didn't exercise and smoked cigs and he ended up having a major stroke at 62. It's been 10 years since that happened and now he takes much better care of himself...unfortunately it was a little too late.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
for the record, golf isn't really considered exercising...it might be active, but its nothing more than medium-paced walking for short distances. you don't have to be fit to golf, so don't fool yourself.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
my dad is an Ironman. he works out more than anyone i know. he runs 10K every day at lunch and cycles 50-200km at least 5 times a week, and swims at night. he's crazy fit.
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
every morning, he is up at 4...
ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
My dad is 58, plays golf 4-5 times a week, driving range when its raining, and walks 1-2 hours every day with my mom. He's pretty fit and looks great for his age - he's a total fitness and health freak, and he still kicks butt when it comes to soccer or basketball with guys half his age! He can also do 50 press-ups pretty easily, which is quite a lot even for a young guy. And the other day he did a couple clap push-ups! I'm so proud of him :)
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
He doesn't work out but he's always doing yardwork when he isn't at work. Since he works two jobs so the time he has off he's sleeping, watching movies or in the yard tackling some project. My dad is a smoker and i've tried to get him to quit for years but he's been smoking since he was in jr. high and now he's almost 50. :( He just won't listen!
sepiaraven sepiaraven 9 years
My Dad is in a running club, and runs miles and miles every week. He did a 10 mile race this morning in fact! He didn't eat healthily until recently, when his high fat diet caused gallstones.
yellowshoe yellowshoe 9 years
YES! Close to eight years ago, my dad started walking in the mornings. A year or so later, joined the gym, and now he goes almost every day! Sometimes he goes more than once a day, so I tell him now I worry he is over doing it :) But I'm very proud of him, and he motivated me to join the gym and get my daily dose of exercise in :)
kjjbfiles kjjbfiles 9 years
Everyday! He gets so grouchy if he doesn't get any exercise. Every Sat and Sun morning the phone rings at 8 a.m. It's my dad's exercise buddy they disappear for hours running, biking, and training for various challenges. We are all active because of him.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 9 years
My dad walks the dog twice a day, and is constantly running around doing errands around the house. He doesn't actually "work out", but he's active and still quite slim for a 58 year old.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
My dad got into running several years ago. Now we run marathons together...and sometimes 5Ks and 10Ks, too.
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I don't really know. We live far from each other so I'm not so sure. But when I was still with him, he exercises at least 4 times a week. I hope he's sticking to that!
melda melda 9 years
Yes!! And I'm proud of him!
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
My dad has never exercised, and that's why he has heart disease & diabetes.
ISUjules ISUjules 9 years
My dad doesn't 'exercise' but he's a farmer so he does a lot of physically demanding work a lot of the time and is in amazing shape.
vegan-musician vegan-musician 9 years
my dad doesn't "exercise," but he never stops moving. he doesn't consider a day completed until he's put in 10 hours of solid work. he jokes around about his "zero impact" regime, but he's in great health at 57 years old!
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 9 years
my dad is 60 and still runs 4 mornings a week, he used to run in a lot of marathons when he was younger and his back was in better shape. He also bikes and is always out in the yard gardening and landscaping. He is really one of my exercising idols, I am still working on becoming as good a runner as he is.
lolababy575 lolababy575 9 years
My dad is super active - he snow and water skis, runs, golfs like a maniac, and does TONS of other things. He eats really well and I can't remember the last time he was sick. I'm super proud that my 56 year old dad can still keep up with (and sometimes beat!) me.
BrideyRo BrideyRo 9 years
I just came home from college and began to worry about my dads weight and health. He wasn't ever really an "exerciser" but I started walking with him every night and I was so proud when I left town and found out he kept up the walking on his own:)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
My dad used to be really active; I remember him going for a run every Saturday to get the paper and stuff. But my mom kind of got him to stop working out because she believes working out is too "stressful". Now, the only exercise he gets is an occasional walk.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 9 years
My dad became a personal trainer in his mid-fifties. He has a definate fitness obsession.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
My Dad works in a physically demanding field and a lot of his hobbies are physical but he doesn't set aside time to workout specificially.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
My dad works out twice a week and runs all the other days. He wakeboards every weekend when its warm enough. A 58 year old showing up the 20 somethings on the wakeboard... ahaha! :)
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Yes he is a carpenter so pretty much works out at work, and he looks great, always gets the younger ladies hitting on him...too bad b---s!
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