Fatherhood makes dads pick up almost 10kgs.
Becoming a dad makes you pick up weight, according to a study conducted on British men, says the Daily Mail.
The weight-gain is, on average, over 9.5 kilograms, and is said to be related to sleepless nights, increased frequency of eating takeaway food and a generally sedentary lifestyle. Also associated to picking up the pounds are the general pressures of working and maintaining a busy schedule.
The study is also linking these weight-gains to associated health problems such as heart disease.
Not only are dads picking up weight, they are finding it even harder to contribute to home-life: Six out of ten say that they are out of shape, and four out of ten say that they are too exhausted to pull their weight in the home.
• Napping at work (even on the loo!)
• Eating leftovers.
• Spending hours slumped in an armchair.
• Fretting about job stability (one in three dads admit this).
• Guzzling energy drinks (42% confess that they do this).
• Breathlessness after climbing one flight of stairs (one in five).
• Texting someone in the same house to avoid getting up.
• Being tired and grumpy and snapping at the children
And it’s not just the dads who know something is wrong- even their kids are saying that their flabby daddies are joking about their big bellies, and the kids are embarrassed by this- especially when their dads perform badly on school sports days.
Doctors are commenting that the results show that men need to start taking their health seriously, both in order to prolong their own lives and prevent heart disease, as well as to promote a more active involved lifestyle with their kids.
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By: Scott Dunlop