The goofiest health advice Dad ever gave you
Leave it to Dad to have a great sense of humour when it comes to sharing his wisdom. Here is some of the goofiest health advice Dads have given us over the years
Father knows best
From changing a tire to grilling the perfect steak, dads are pros at giving practical advice. But sometimes, their tips and life lessons almost seem a little too wacky to be true.
We asked our readers to share the goofiest health advice they’ve ever received from their dads and they gave us Dad’s thoughts on a wide range of health topics. Here are some of the responses submitted to Best Health via Twitter and Facebook. Have some great advice from your dad? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add it to this list!
On personal hygiene
“‘Don’t pick your nose or your head will cave in.’ That’s a favourite piece of advice in my family, especially from my uncles.” -Sarah Rich, via Facebook
On personal safety
“I joined the Canadian Forces and just before I left for basic training, he told me, ‘keep your head down, watch your butt and run away if you get shot at.’ That’s my dad.” -Cara Wilson, via Facebook
On taking medication
“When I was a kid, my dad told me if I did not swallow the Anacin with the arrow pointing down, it would not work.” -Laurie Flynn, via Facebook