Today, we tell you to disregard that advice.
Look instead to the Papabod.
Named for author/outdoorsman/monolith of masculinity Ernest “Papa” Hemingway, the Papabod symbolizes the physique of a man who indulges himself while maintaining a strong physical condition.
Unlike the Dadbod, which idealizes indulgence and “occasional” exercise, the Papabod champions a man who is comfortable eating delicious burgers (with the bun!) and drinking whiskey while remaining fit enough to hike up the snow-covered mountain he intends to ski down rather than taking the chair lift.
The average Dadbod ... does not.
The Papabod isn’t for everyone. You have to have the bones and frame for it (namely: wide shoulders, sturdy legs and the ability to grow a bird’s nest of beard).
Achieving it is straightforward (but not easy).
1) You need to be able to hold — or at least overcome — your booze. This is non-negotiable. A hangover is never an acceptable excuse for skipping your cardio.
2) Eat what you want, but don’t overeat.
3) Spend at least an hour a day in the outdoors. Hike, ski, fish, hunt, sail. Your activities should combine light cardio with functional strength training.
4) Join a boxing gym.
5) And grow a big beard.