Dr. Griffin Rodgers at the National Institutes of Health suggests men who are overweight or obese can improve their health -- and, if they're dads, set a good example for their kids -- by doing some simple things.
Start by making a plan that includes good eating habits and exercise, Rodgers said.
"Aim for 30 minutes of exercise, five or more times a week; a brisk walk at lunch or after dinner, weight training with a friend, or playing soccer on a local team, are activities that dad can consider," Rodgers said in a statement. "Men can encourage their family to be active and play together."
Men at risk for developing type 2 diabetes can prevent it by making healthy lifestyle changes, Rodgers said.
However, before implementing their new lifestyle plans, men should check with their doctors, Rodgers added.