Health: Dadbod trend’s health implications

By Katrina Ventura

The #dadbod trend or daddy body for short, started in social media at tumutukoy sa mga lalaking over 25 years of age na may mga malalaking tiyan.


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In, we found this definition of dadbod:

“Dad bod” is a male body type that is best described as “softly round.” It’s built upon the theory that once a man has found a mate and fathered a child, he doesn’t need to worry about maintaining a sculpted physique. By AnGrYRameN June 17, 2015

Maraming mga babae ang nagpakita ng interes sa mga lalaking may dadbod or daddy body in social media, and the trend now is to prefer this beer belly body over the perfectly sculpted 6-pack abs.

Kaya nagsimula ang boom ng acceptance to beer belly body types sa social media and, in a way, it may have even encouraged this kind of body type amongst men.

But some medical institutions have raised their concerns towards this #dadbod trend.

Dr. Helen Dy-Eduvas of Healthway Medical explains that a man with a big belly is not a good sign. “They become candidates for acquiring a heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even cancer.”

“When your waistline gains girth, your abdominal fat breaks down easily into fatty acids that flow directly into the liver and into your muscles,” Dr. Dy-Eduvas adds. “The most affected part will be your cardiovascular system. When this happens, men will risk themselves to acquire the deadliest disease in the country.”

In a survey conducted by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), they found that there are 20.9 percent of obese males in the country. This number may continue to rise if this “dadbod” trend continues.

Carmie de Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical says “The secret is overall health through healthy and preventive lifestyle. If you want to be in good shape, you must keep portion sizes in check, sleep at least eight hours a day, and include simple exercises like brisk walking as part of your daily routine to beef up your metabolism.”

De Leon adds, “It is also important to cool down once in a while. De-stressing can help improve your mental and emotional state, which is important in achieving holistic wellness.”

While this “dadbod” trend makes it “ok” for men to have big bellies, we must remember that trends don’t last and that eventually magiging “laos” din ito.

So Daddies, remember, the best is to still stay fit and healthy because this is going to save you in the long run.

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