One Small Change to Improve Health and Connect with Kids

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One area of my life where I need to make some improvement in is my exercise regime or lack thereof. I spend most of my days sitting in my office staring at a computer screen. Sometimes, the only exercise I get during the day is walking back and forth to the coffee pot.

My son calls me the caveman because I spend so much time in my office and respond to his requests with simple grunts. Imagine what I’d be like without the coffee.

A few weeks ago, I realized that my working all the time was diminishing my quality of life. I felt lethargic and disconnected from my family. That’s when I decided to make this one small change to improve my health and connect with my kids:

Now I’ll take the time to toss the football in the backyard, play basketball, do skateboard tricks in the cul-de-sac, ride bikes through the neighborhood, or walk to the park. Not only do I feel more energetic, but I also feel closer to my kids. And they are happier because they get to play with their dad instead of a caveman.

Stay Strong,

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at