Lessons your Father teaches you for a Healthy Life

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 16, 2014

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Love your father more with this collection of touching, practical, bizarre, and even life-saving health advices from real-life dads. And remember to follow them.
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    What have You Learned from Your Father?

    He must have taught you to ride a bike, drive a car, change a tire, tie a necktie and what not. He gives you all kinds of emotional, practical, bizarre, and even life-saving advices. And along with his countless gems of wisdom, he also imparts knowledge about how to live a healthier life. Can’t recall one? Well, you need to think harder. Here we have brought together some of the most common health lessons from fathers. You might realise that your father also taught you some of these. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Enjoy Your Food

    He may tell you this softly first and when you wouldn’t listen, scold you for not chewing your food properly. Prepare your plate once and eat your food slowly, thus savouring each bite. Chewing your food for long will make you feel fuller when you are through eating. Image Courtesy: Getty


  • 3

    Take it Easy

    Naps are good so just relax and don’t take too much stress. Fathers usually advise their children to pick up a good book and read away when they feel stressed. Or better, just take a nap. Image Courtesy: Getty


  • 4

    Take Your Vows Seriously

    When you respect your marriage, you save yourself a lot of pressure and stress. So, don’t give up on your partner and relationship soon. Marry someone who would help you with the dishes and shopping. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Go Fishing

    It’s very relaxing! Or do whatever gives your body, mind, and soul some peace. You could take a break and walk, look out of the window, watch your favourite comedy series or even talk to a friend to de-stress. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Wear that Seat Belt

    Your father may often tell you that car safety is a must. Remember how he wouldn’t start the car until the whole family is all belted up across the waist? Morever, he also perhaps tells you all the elements of driving and how you can save yourself from tragedies on the road. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Stay Hygienic

    Ever wondered why your father keeps a soap bar and hand sanitizer in his car? Because he knows you should wash your hands before eating anything. He wants to keep you away from germs that could make way to your stomach. Take his advice if youdon't practice what he preaches. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Be Sun Smart

    A father who spends his day under the sun working for a living knows the value of taking care of the skin. Always wear a sunscreen when going out and keep an eye on your moles. They are a sign of malignant melanoma. While outdoors, sit in shade. Image Courtesy: Getty


  • 9

    Get Drunk

    With water! It keeps your body hydrated. Make it a habit to drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water a day. Not only does it give you a clear skin but also keeps you energised all day long. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Sit Straight

    Put your shoulders back and sit straight. Take your father’s advice when he tells you to keep your spine in line. He knows why impact a straight spine has on one's health and personality. So, listen to him. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Smoking Isn’t Good

    He’s been there, done that. He would be strict about smoking and would sniff the tobacoo out everytime you get closer to him. He knows that smoking harms your body and that’s why he doesn’t want you to ever put a cigarette between your lips. Image Courtesy: Getty

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