The fact is between caring for a newborn, working long hours, the time it takes to commute to and from home, and the stress that comes with their new found responsibilities most first-time fathers (to some degree) find themselves letting themselves go. Call it a lack of motivation, a lack of sleep, or a lapse in good judgement, many new dads just seem to find themselves packing on the pounds and digging themselves deeper and deeper in to a big bowl (and belly) of Jell-o.
But don't despair. You don't need a fancy gym membership or a personal trainer to get back in to shape. All you need is some sensible eating habits (i.e. not fighting the family dog for your kid's leftovers), and a few simple exercises, using nothing more than your own bundle of joy, a baby carrier and a your own sense of balance (between raising happy kids and your own health). This is the brainchild of Joshua Levitt, ND- father, naturopath, and visionary behind Baby Barbells: The Dad's Guide To Fitness and Fathering- a book that has been called "the quintessential handbook for a new generation of cool dads."
Let's check it out...
Sneak Peek (c/o Amazon.com):
So what have we learned today? It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to stay in shape while caring for a child- all it takes is a few simple techniques, the will to change, and some structured bonding time between you and your little bambino.
We give Baby Barbells a Fodder 4 Father's a high five (5 out of 5 fingers) for this magnificent manual that makes the perfect gift for any new dad looking to shed a few pounds. Joshua Levitt, ND scores top marks for creating a parenting picture book that is practical, easy to use, witty, and sets every father up for success. Getting back in to shape is no fairytale with Baby Barbells- it's a fatherhood book with a happy ending (especially, if it brings "Prince Charming," the man you "used" to be, back to life).
Hey, it beats the old fashioned way...
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