6 Simple Health and Wellness Tips for Fathers – Beyond Small Talk

Raising a family takes a whole lot of effort and energy.

Fathers who focus on providing for the family are often preoccupied with work, marriage, sending kids to school, and making sure that there is food on the table. Oftentimes, self-care is the last priority of dads — if it’s even included on the list.

Dads, don’t forget that God cares about your physical health too.

Reminder: when you take good care of yourself, you are in a better position to take good care of your loved ones.

So here is coach, motivational speaker, and Beyond Small Talk host LA Mumar who shares 6 simple health tips for busy fathers like you:

Tip #1: Seek help from mentors

Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle, but don’t know where to start?

Seek advice from family members, friends, and health experts. Look for mentors who can teach you the proper way of eating and exercising. Look for people who can encourage you to be the healthiest you.

Tip #2: Always go back to your vision

List down the goals you wish to achieve and do your best to stick to it. For LA, being healthy and fit enable him to take good care of his family and bond with them.

“It is important to have a vision. I always need to go back to the vision of having a healthy lifestyle – for God, for my family, and for my job so I can do it properly,” he shared.

Tip #3: Practice self-discipline

Mastering self-discipline is key to good health!

In the article “Self-Discipline: Persisting Until You Reach Your Goals,” Mind Tools shared tips for developing self-discipline. You must choose a goal, find your motivation, identify obstacles, replace old habits, and monitor your progress.

Tip #4: Make small steps toward your goal

Eat right. Drink lots of water. Get enough sleep. It all sounds simple, right?

These seemingly simple things can make or break your overall health. It’s true that the small things make the biggest difference!

As LA puts it, “When we think of these things, we think, ‘Do they really have a purpose?’ But, when we combine all these, they make a world of difference.”

Tip #5: Maximize your current space

Got no room to exercise? Even when you are stuck at home, you can do simple exercise routines! You only need a small space and the willingness to do it.

As a basketball coach, LA believes that if there is a will to stay physically active, there is a way.

“Some people in my team do not have spacious homes, but they find ways to exercise. Your determination is important. Even if you have a small space, there are many ways to exercise,” he said.

Tip #6: Search for workout ideas online

If you are worried about your safety and your budget, you don’t have to enroll in a fancy gym.

Stay healthy and practical with the help of the internet! With just one click, you can find thousands of free exercise routines and workout videos — no equipment needed.

“Body exercises are good, and that’s what we do in our team. With various ways to exercise and our access to internet, our limited budget cannot limit us.” He continued, “As we keep on pursuing and plowing in, eventually, we will see the fruits of our efforts. We can do this!”

For more meaningful content, catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!

Check Out these 5 Holistic Tips to Stay Healthy amid the Pandemic!

The numbers don’t lie. The COVID-19 cases in the country are hitting an all-time high, and it’s taking a heavy toll on people’s minds.  

If like many people you’re afraid to get sick, then you might be doing a great job of heeding the experts’ advice about washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough, or wearing face mask and face shields whenever you go outside. 

But if you are looking for something more to support your health and well-being, Beyond Small Talk is here to help you! 

Learn some useful tips to stay safe and sane during the pandemic, from The 700 Club Asia host and COVID-19 survivor, Joyce Burton-Titular. 

Tip #1: Make good use of your time 

The recent quarantine orders mean more time to stay at home. Aside from taking a good rest, what are the things you do to make the best use of your time? 

It’s a tough season for everyone, but you have a choice. You can allow anxious thoughts about the pandemic to pester your mind, or you can fill your head with useful learnings and new memories. 

There are loads of opportunities, like starting a hobby! To Joyce, starting a new hobby is also healthy because it helps occupy your mind. So whether it’s painting, journaling, or vlogging, adding these simple yet productive activities to your daily routine is helpful to your mental health. 

Tip #2: Eat mindfully 

It is not a secret that what you eat has a profound impact on your overall health.  

That is why as a COVID-19 survivor, Joyce suggests that you become more mindful of what you eat each day, “You have to have your mind and heart into what you eat. There are many diet books out there that talk about good diets.” 

Tip #3: Exercise 

Even when you’re stuck at home, you can boost your cardio fitness by doing simple exercise routines. Some people accomplish this through brisk walking in their yard, doing jumping jacks, or even dancing. 

“Move. Move that body! My husband and I exercise on our patio where there is sunlight. I go on YouTube and look for exercise videos, and we exercise together,” Joyce said. 

Tip #4: Practice breathing exercises 

From the onset of the pandemic, you may have noticed that breathing became a concern for many. People isolate themselves in rooms, wear masks each time they go outside – it seems like it is now harder to breathe. 

But breathing is crucial. Proper breathing exercises don’t just strengthen your lungs – they also ease pandemic stress and anxiety. So out with the old, stale air and in with new fresh air! 

Joyce shares, “Now with COVID going around, breathing is one of the biggest problems. People only breathe shallow; we only breathe through our upper chest. But people who exercise breathe to the bottom of their lungs.” 

Tip #5: Get enough sleep 

If you’re having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep these days, you may be experiencing COVIDsomnia – a heightened sleep disturbance linked to pandemic stress. But when you don’t sleep well, your body won’t have the strength and highly functioning immune system to fight off viruses. 

That’s why you need to be more proactive in getting that full night’s sleep! Your body needs sleep to stay healthy and strong, and God wants you to rest so you can experience His peace and healing. 

As Joyce puts it, “When we sleep, we tap into the miracle healing of God.” 

And though it requires efforts to stay healthy and safe from COVID-19, know that God is your ultimate protector and healer. So if you or someone you know is battling the virus right now, Joyce has a prayer for you. 

“I pray that you put your trust in God, 100%. Ask for His presence, ask for Him to be with you. It’s the best thing that you can have in the middle of the worst storm of your life.” 

Do you find it hard to stay safe and sane during the pandemic? 

Do not worry, we are here to pray for you! Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page. 

For more tips about coping with the pandemic, catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel! 



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His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.


The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3