Many people just don’t realize how unprepared they are for potential disasters, or how much their physical fitness has to do with their ability to handle the challenges that come with surviving post-apocalyptic disasters. Surviving a disaster has almost everything to do with being able to accomplish simple life-saving tasks, most of which involve some form of physical exertion.
Never before have Americans been so out of shape. People’s lives now consists of unhealthy heating, sitting at a desk all day, watching the television for hours on end, and very little physical exercise. Not only does this increase the risk of an early grave, it also makes surviving after the collapse of modern civilization next to impossible.
“The uncomfortable truth is that we are not leading healthy lifestyles. Every aspect of modern life seems to encourage ill health and inability to survive disaster-like situations. Our work does not challenge us physically, and for many of us, the desire to make physical activity part of our lifestyles is all but dead.”
One the real issues you may face during a disaster is moving to safety. This could mean climbing, jumping, pulling your body through various planes of motion and potential running from danger. None of these activities will be easy or sustainable for someone who is physically out of shape. Think about that for a minute – this could mean injury or death!
Why Being Physically Fit Could Save Your Life in a Disaster!
You might be wondering, what does physical fitness have to do with surviving after a disaster? The truth is, without the modern conveniences that we have come to take for granted, we would be called upon to do a lot ourselves, and in such situations, our success or failure would depend almost exclusively on our physical fitness.
For instance, getting away from trouble, helping your loved ones, gathering necessities, looking for help, and finding better places to live would involve considerable walking or running, something few people can manage. Constructing shelter, defending yourself and those around you, fetching water, carrying your belongings, cleaning up rubble, and so forth would also require a level of physical exertion that are not currently in a position to handle.
It All Starts With Striving To Achieve Healthy Weight
The increase in the number of overweight people in the world is worrying. Childhood obesity borders on being a catastrophe, a clear sign that the problem of unhealthy weight will only get worse over time, unless we change our choices regarding diet and physical activities. The key to getting the level of physical fitness required to survive disasters lies in first getting our bodies to achieve their healthy weight.
The good thing is, fitness journey is not as hard as most people imagine, and here’s why.
You only need start small – take a few minutes every day to walk around. Throw in another physical exercise the next day, and make a point of challenging yourself to go a little further every day. Your body will thank you, and so will your mind.
With the workout thing going, take a long hard look at what you are eating. Purpose to keep your daily calorie intake at about 2,000 a day, or less. Your weight should slowly begin getting back to normal.
That said, you should be prepared for the fact that these lifestyle changes will take quite a bit of willpower. Nearly every situation in your life regarding diet and the need for physical activity will offer you the option for make the unhealthy choice, and only a conscious and inspired decision will make you pick the healthier choice.
So, don’t wait until you are in a disaster, or are staring death in the face to turn your life around by being more physically active and making better diet choices. The time to begin saving your life from that potential disaster is now!