Lessons your Father teaches you for a Healthy Life

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.

Ariba Khaliq
Written by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Jul 16, 2014

What have You Learned from Your Father?

What have You Learned from Your Father?
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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  

Enjoy Your Food

Enjoy Your Food
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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  

Take it Easy

Take it Easy
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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  

Take Your Vows Seriously

Take Your Vows Seriously
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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  

Go Fishing

Go Fishing
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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  

Wear that Seat Belt

Wear that Seat Belt
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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  

Stay Hygienic

Stay Hygienic
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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  

Be Sun Smart

Be Sun Smart
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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  

Get Drunk

Get Drunk
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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  

Sit Straight

Sit Straight
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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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