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Fatherhood Friday Beatz by Swizz

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Fatherhood Friday with famous beat maker and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz gets candid about daddy duties in this video. #DadsRule

He is a father of five and all around cool dad from what we can tell.

“I take (being a dad) seriously … it’s a part of the life and you have to MAKE that happen.  Everything else can chill. But being a father is so much fun, also. ” Swizz Beatz

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My Killer Dad Bod

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A funny thing happened on the way to being in the best shape of my life. I accidentally got fat and sexy. No, I didn’t just get lazy. No, I didn’t have a baby, I already had three. No, I didn’t get married, that was a year away. I ruptured my calf cleaning out my car of all things.

So here I am fit looking but, by medical standards obese. Now bodies like mine have been labeled “dad bods” and the Internet is going crazy applauding the image. This has me uncomfortable, because my “dad bod” could kill me.

Most dads are well over 20 years old, and according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are in the age bracket where health problems start becoming as common as happy hours. Also dad’s bods are 10 pounds heavier than non-dad’s bods, according to the CDC.

Ok, so we know “Average Dad-Bod Joe” is already in more health dangers than women and more likely to have heart problems. “Average Dad-Bod Joe” is likely to go to the doctor less than women, drinks more alcohol than most women, and naturally doesn’t do as much around the house as women. He moves less, in many cases eats more, and is now being championed to be more lazy and to be fine with his heart-hardening, artery-clogging flab. Just let yourself go, “Average Dad-Bod Joe.”

Us dads being encouraged to let ourselves go is suicide and the Internet perpetuating the “dad-bod” image is genocide! A deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially of a particular group; dads! Maybe a tad extreme, but I want to be around for my kids and be an example in mind, body and spirit for my children.

Don’t kill the image of a healthy dad, your kids need to see that. Dads influence the well-being, the decision-making and eating habits of their children. If you are bringing junk foods into the house, guess who else will also be eating it? If you are not exercising and showing the importance of outdoor activities, guess who will be as lazy and zoned out on electronics? Your kids!

Kids are sponges. Do we want our kids to soak up the trails of fat and slime we leave as we slowly Jabba the Hut our way to an unhealthy model of a human?
If you are not a dad, do you! You can “dad bod” until you fall off the face of the earth but for my fathers, now is not a time to be joking with our lives and our future generations.

June is National Men’s Health Month and what better time to control of your dad bod. Take the Fit Fathers Day challenge! You can commit to taking the few simple steps in the pledge to put you on a path to a fit “dad bod,” one that isn’t a fad. A body that will possibly have you living longer and being the example to your children. Click on the pledge and kill the “dad bod” at www.FitFathersDay.co

What is “dad bod?” …

 

Fatherhood Friday King Rules

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We lost music legend and cool dad B.B. King, so we couldn’t let this day go pass without shouting out a KING.  He was a father to three girls. RIP  #FatherhoodFriday

 

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“Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.”
B. B. King

 

Fatherhood Friday Spike

IMG_5245-1.JPGSpike will always be a cool dad for directing “Do The Right Thing,” and Air Jordan commercials, getting in the face of NBA players during games and putting out a children’s book with his wife.  A father of two young adults, he is definitely getting less cool but Spike will always be Spike and never apologize for it. For that we salute the director this Fatherhood Friday.

 

“It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.”  Spike Lee

Right on Spike! #DadsRule

 

Mayweather on Fatherhood and Mike Tyson Calls him Scared

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There is a lot of information swirling around about the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight this Saturday, but there are a few stories that stood out to me as a dad.

First, Mayweather stating that all the money from the fight will go to his four children.  Mayweather is expected to collect $200 million and says he will give $50 million to each child. I think that is great, if he does that, as his legacy with his children and establishing wealth for future generations are very important when all is said and done.

Second thing I noticed in an interview when asked about his children, Mayweather said he wishes he could see all his children, but because of his abusive history with one of the mothers of his children he can’t.  He was verbally and visibly saddened by it, then responds with, “But you know how women are.”  Although, I didn’t like what he said I expected no less because, you know how men that beat women are.

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Speaking of which … the last and most entertaining piece for me was Mike Tyson.  Tyson was cornered in a casino and asked his prediction on the fight and his perception of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.  His remarks were classic. Tyson calls Mayweather, “a scared little man,” and it has nothing to do with boxing.

“He can’t take his kids to school by himself and he is talking about he is great?”  – Mike Tyson

Watch the video for more!

Fatherhood Friday Avengers Dad Jeremy Renner

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Today, on the heels on arguably the biggest film release in the world, we salute “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star Jeremy Renner. Cool dad to 2-year-old Ava Berlin, Jeremy remarked recently on the Ellen Show about how much being a dad has changed the 44-year-old.

“Daddy’s my best role to date, I think.”

“It’s kind of screwed my career in a lot of ways, because I don’t really care about it so much because I care about her so much.”

“I still work, probably even more. It used to be all for myself, so I’m not old and broke. All these things I still do, but I do it now for the future of my baby, and if it gets in the way of her well-being, then I stop.” – Jeremy Renner

#DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

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