First off, this is not about me, this is about YOU.

Who is Healthy Dads?

We are a community of dads on a mission to get dads healthy, body, mind, and soul. We do this through courses, podcasts, and other tools.


A couple months ago and jumped on the scale and weighed in at 205lbs

That’s the heaviest I’ve ever been … ever.

Not only that I …

  • Was depressed
  • Low productivity
  • Was tired
  • Couldn’t sleep.
  • Short fuse with my kids

I was not in a good spot. Things had to change.

I began a journey to getting healthy:

  • Eating the right things.
  • Drinking the right amount of water.
  • Exercising.
  • Meditating.
  • Getting accountability partners.

In 30 days I …

  • Lost 18lbs
  • Published 2 books
  • Created a course
  • Was a better dad

And I did this all without spending 8 hours in the gym. AND I actually ate MORE food than I did before, but it was the right kind of food.

People asked me how I did it. I would send them my smoothie recipes, my workouts. But I also realized that this was bigger than just me. This was something more dads wanted, more dads needed … thus healthy was born.

Healthy Dads is a community of dads who want to be better.

  • Better physical health
  • Better dads to their kids
  • Better spouses to their wives
  • Better at their vocation.
  • Join us.
  • Get healthy.
  • Stay healthy.

Who is Healthy Dads?

Hey there! I’m Mike Ruman, founder of I created this site because I need to be healthy and want you to be healthy, too.

That’s our mission at, every dad better. We know you’re busy and that’s why we’ve created quick-action programs to get you healthy in all aspects of your life.


What should you expect?

Theory and practice. This is not so much about the why, but the why+how. And no we don’t have it all figured out but we’re becoming better parents together.

This site is made up of courses, podcasts, downloadable resources, articles, and videos. I like to think of myself as the crash-test dummy for parenting. I experiment. I learn. I adjust course.


Free Resources

First off, this site is not my “get rich” scheme. Couple things about me:

  • I drive a 10+-year-old minivan.
  • I work out of our spare bedroom in the basement.
  • I wear the same 5 shirts each week.
  • Fancy dining for me is Chipotle.
  • Most the books I read (which is a lot) are checked out via the library.