I came across an article in the October 2011 issue of Redbook Magazine that cited medical research conducted by Dr. Jerica Berge, a clinical family researcher, that examined the nutritional and physical health of young mothers.
Although the article was obviously targeted to young moms, I thought this could apply to young dads too.
The article provides four tips to improve ones health as a new parent, which I've paraphrased below:
- Avoid the temptation of cleaning your childs plate after he or she is finished with her meal (I'm guilty of that. It's still a struggle to avoid eating that extra half plate of food);
- Stress leads to depression, so avoid it as much as you can by sneaking time for yourself;
- Avoid drinks with sugar and opt for green tea; and
- Practice good hygiene to avoid viruses and bacteria.
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