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

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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!

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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

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On fixing problems at home

“Duct tape or WD40 will fix anything,” -Wanda Love, via Facebook

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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

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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

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On getting your vitamins

“Dad says, ‘Drink the water you cook vegetables in. You don’t want all those vitamins going to waste!’ Ha!” –@AloetteEastOnt

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On enhancing your appearance

“Eat the crust on your bread and it will give you hair on your chest…or bigger boobs!” -@ntrueheart

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On pain relief

“I said to my dad that I had a sore head and he told me not to think about it!” -@xDionneBrownx

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