Staying Superman: How to Keep Up With the Kids Dad, we get it. There’s so much that goes into being a father—emotionally, mentally, and for many, physically. Whether it’s a game of catch, chasing them around the house or whatever form of physicality is possible for you, we know you want to be present in every way you can. Your health is a huge factor in this, right? Here’s how you can maintain it!

It Starts With Your Health

Yes, it starts with YOUR health. “But I’m doing just fine.” While that may be true, doing well and being well are different things. In order to be there for your kids the way that you want, you’ve got to stay healthy. Not only will you be able to keep up with their boundless energy, you’ll also be teaching your kids how to embrace healthy habits. Let’s take a look at some easy ways you can keep it healthy.

Keep it Moving

Switch up your exercise routine; alternate between different forms of physical activity, from cardio to strength training to low impact exercises like walking. Both cardio and strength are amazing for heart health—super important, because heart disease is the biggest health threat toward American men. For tips or tutorials on getting started, or just even getting an idea of what you’d like to do and how to do it, take to the web! For a good starting point, go to Youtube and search: beginners workouts for men.

Eat It Up

Food is fuel! If used properly, it’ll give you more than enough energy to keep up with the little ones. Outside of consulting with a dietician or nutritionist, the best thing you can do for yourself is to begin eliminating things that aren’t good for you and replacing them with things that are—try ditching some of the more harmful things in your diet like processed foods, refined carbohydrates and refined sugars and begin replacing them with lean proteins, leafy greens, dark berries and healthy fats!

Top Tip: Chiropractors are experts in nutrition! Sit down with your chiro for a bit and ask them for some helpful healthy eating tips or pointers on where to start.

Staying Superman: How to Keep Up With the Kids

Sleep It Out

Not catching too many ZZZs lately? Lack of sleep can result in heart disease, stroke, mood fluctuations, loss of energy and more. To keep it healthy and alert, the average adult should aim for between 7-9 hours each night. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, regular exercise, setting a night time routine and limiting caffeine and alcohol intake may help!

The Best Care

In order to be well and stay well, you’ve got to look after yourself. Our culture treats sickness like an inevitability, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If we maintain our bodies with regular care, it’s possible to unlock a future of optimal health. An often overlooked part of the body? The spine—our body’s life line.

Through chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors help your body function optimally by removing interferences (known as subluxations) to your nervous system, allowing the brain to better communicate with the rest of the body. This helps your body function at its highest level.

With a combination of regular exercise, proper nutrition, good sleep hygiene and chiropractic care, you can be up and ready to go when your kids come a-runnin’ (or stampeding—let’s be honest.)