Saturday, May 2, 2015
Over His Dad Body...
'He's in shape but not in better shape than me.'
One of the most interesting subjects that infiltrated social media, and the web, last week was the the dad bod. Just google dad bod and dozens of recent articles come up about the reasons the dad bod has become so popular. The dad bod is a bit hard to explain, it is not really about age, anyone from about 19 or 20 up to 70+ can have a dad bod. The dad bod is a body that is taken care of, but maybe not always too well. Someone with a dad bod works out, but not excessively. He eats well, but not all of the time. He goes to the gym Tuesday and Friday, but chugs his beer or wine on Saturday and loves his pizza.
As I fly (literally) through my thirties, the dad bod is a body I have come to appreciate and admire. Although lean and fit is the goal, staying that way as you age is hard and the beginnings of love handles get more and more attractive to me as I get older. When dad bods are written about, celebrities like Eli Manning, Paul Rudd and Chris Pratt (pre Guardian's of the Galaxy) are used to illustrate the look, Jon Hamm is usually the poster boy, which is a wee bit strange as Hamm is not a father. Although not a dad, nor my cup of tea, I am sure Hamm is a fantasy daddy to many.
Chris Pratt (pre exorcising his dad bod)
Dad bod poster boy Jon Hamm