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Tell Us: What Health Advice Did You Learn From Your Dad?

Father's Day is fast approaching, so now's the perfect time to reflect on how your dad has influenced your healthy lifestyle.

Dads are always full of good advice, and that can be especially true when it comes to health and fitness. In the case of my dad, staying active and fit is an important part of life, so he's always shared it with me. When I was younger, he'd take my sister and me on long boardwalk bike rides by the beach during Summer, and my dad made sure to cheer me on during my track meet days in high school. My dad taught me that fitness should be fun and that being active should just be part of everyday life — something we both share to this day.

What did your dad teach you about health and fitness? Share your favorite advice from him below!

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Susi-May Susi-May 5 years
\u00a0@nikkisoda Wow. You Dad is truly a survivor. When you're healthy and fit you have such a better chance of beating disease. Thanks for sharing his tale; it's a great reminder.
Susi-May Susi-May 5 years
My dad played sports all his life, and while he switched from rugby to tennis in his 30s, and tennis to golf and fly fishing in his 50s, he showed me that being active is way of life. He taught me to play tennis with gusto and make a point, rather than just worrying about getting the ball across the net. He also loved his Gatorade, so essentially he taught me the importance of electrolyte replacement at an early age. \u00a0 \u00a0
nikkisoda nikkisoda 5 years
I learned that I should always take great care of myself. Mentally and Physically. My Dad is a 4 time Cancer Survivor. Yes, really, 4. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (stage 4), Colon Cancer (colon removal), Cancer of the Bile Duct (liver transplant), and Skin Cancer. All in the span of 8 years. My Dad has always taken great care of himself. Always played in sports, tried to eat right. It is no surprise that if my Dad hadn't taken such wonderful care of his body and mind (he was so positive through all of his treatments) he would not be here today.\u00a0 I run, because of my Dad. I do spin, because of my Dad. I stay active, because of my Dad. I eat well, because of my Dad. I stay positive, because of my Dad.\u00a0He taught me to never take anyone, including yourself, for granted. Love life, and live it. \u00a0
SaraNoH SaraNoH 5 years
I learned that you should play whatever sport you like, but take it easy on the knees. My dad plays tennis like a beast and his knees suffer from it.
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