This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

New Dads: Easy Ways To Fight Weight Gain

Because baby weight isn't just for moms.

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.

Also on HuffPost

First-Time Dads Make Our Hearts Melt

Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.