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!

5 Meaningful Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Mom

When you look at your mother, what do you see?

Do you see the world’s best chef, a genuine friend, or a great provider? Is she your cheerleader, teacher, and responsible housekeeper?

While all mothers wear many hats, one of the most important roles they play is to give their children nurturing love.

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to thank them for all the love and sacrifice they have done and eventually, keep your bond strong!

Coach and Beyond Small Talk host LA Mumar, son of actress Coney Reyes, shares 5 meaningful ways to help you strengthen and improve your relationship with your mother:

1. Keep your relationship God-centered

Oh, how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

A God-centered relationship with your mother means Jesus operates between the two of you. You speak and act with God’s love, joy, and kindness. It is a relationship where respect and grace abound.

“At the end of the day, we can have great relationships with one another despite our shortcomings, because we receive God’s love. We can share that love with our moms and with the people around us. I think that’s the most important part,” LA shared.

2. Do your best to understand one another

No one is perfect; people make mistakes – including your mother.

When all is said and done, you have the choice to forgive. Try to understand why they do what they do. Ask God to give you the power to see right through any differences and see your mother through the lens of love.

LA agrees, “Let’s have a deeper understanding of one another, let’s understand both ways. I am a son, and I am also a parent. Let’s love our parents and understand what they are going through.”

3. Communicate with each other

Good communication with your mother entails more than just talking. It is knowing when to talk when to listen, as well as what to say and how to say it.

Family Education suggests some points to keep in mind the next time you chat with your mom: respect her privacy and boundaries, listen objectively, and do not interrupt or use words that are accusatory.

4. Make a continuous effort to strengthen your relationship

As LA succinctly puts it, “Of course, this is a two-way street.”

Sometimes, it is not a lack of love that ruins relationships but a lack of effort. Thankfully, there are many ways to strengthen parent-child relationships, which means there are many ways to show constant love and appreciation to your mother!

5. Pray for God’s grace and strength to sustain you

The flesh and heart may fail, but God’s sustaining grace will hold you together.

This piece of truth comes in handy when you want to strengthen your relationship with your mother. Seek God and ask Him to give you a mouth that speaks life, hands that are gracious to comfort, and a heart that loves unconditionally.

“With the grace and strength God has given us, I am sure, relationships can flourish,” LA said.

Watch out for more inspiring content from Beyond Small Talk this June!

Catch the next webisode this coming Saturday, June 5, 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.


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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 31:3