1 - "Dad Bod" Is Not Your Fault
Is "Dad Bod" just a meme or is it a real thing?
Lets talk about the biology of Dad Bod, why it happens, and how we should redefine it instead.
Biology might be against you directly after your child is born but frankly, the pudgy, balding caricature of "Dad Bod" is uninspiring. In a world where our children need us to be strong parents that breed strong kiddos, lets take responsibility with this information and Redefine what our bodies should be as Dads.
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