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New Dads: Easy Ways To Fight Weight Gain

01/06/2017 04:57 EST | Updated 01/06/2017 04:59 EST

It’s not just moms who put on baby weight. Dads do, too.

Research published in the American Journal of Men's Health in 2015 found that an average six-foot-tall man gained roughly 4.4 pounds after becoming a dad.

Fatherhood can affect the health of young men,” said study author and pediatric professor, Dr. Craig Garfield. “You have new responsibilities when you have your kids and may not have time to take care of yourself the way you once did in terms of exercise. Your family becomes the priority.”

But just because priorities shift, doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of yourself.

Watch the video above for easy tips and lifestyle changes dads (and moms!) can incorporate into their lives to fight weight gain and stay healthy.

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