DAD BOD TO BEACH GOD
Fatherhood makes you fat. And it’s not just because you’re always polishing off the remains of your four-year-old’s fish fingers. A study in the American Journal of Men’s Health analysed the BMI of more than 10,000 men from adolescence into their mid-30s. While the non-fathers actually lost weight during this period, men who were living with their kids gained an average of 2kg after becoming a dad. Throw in the fact that sleep deprivation reduces your levels of leptin, the hormone that suppresses appetite and boosts energy, and it’s no surprise that dad bod is a real thing. But the fightback starts here. We got three frazzled dads to take on MH Fitness Director Chief Brabon’s 10-week challenge to see if they could get back in shape with family life in full swing.