Welcome to Week 1: Condition
Conditioning your fathering skills is just as important as conditioning your muscles. It takes work and continuous effort. This week we will focus on conditioning your fathering skills to help you become Fit2Father.
It is important to know why being an involved, responsible and committed father is necessary to healthy children and being for Fit2Father. Did you know that research shows that when fathers are involved in their kid’s lives it drastically reduces the likelihood that their child will smoke use drugs or drop out of high school? A healthy relationship with your child means a greater chance that they will lead a healthy lifestyle in the future. Learn more about the facts here.
To be Fit2Father, you need to practice making time. You may already be an expert at this, but practice makes perfect. This week schedule 30 minutes a day (in advance) to devote to just a father/family activity. Let your kids know what the plan is for the week, get it on mom’s weekly calendar and work on sticking to the plan. The more often you do this, the more it will become a part of your routine.
Get in the Game:
This week, go out for a 30 minute walk with your child or children. If you have an infant, put them in a stroller… a teenager, give them a few minutes break from homework and get outside. The point is to get out and get moving. If you begin making consistent time for both your children and getting exercise, your family and your body will begin to expect it from you and your role as a father will become increasingly influential in their lives.
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Fit2Father™ is working for your family!