When thinking of our overall wellness, I often come up with more critical reasons people should consider shifting to health and better fitness. In our modern world filled with so much uncertainty, we continue to grow comfortable with easy access to transportation, food, water and all the other necessities of life.
I believe a question we should ask ourselves is if it's good to assume these daily essentials for quality of life will always be at our fingertips? The more significant problem for each of us is can we survive losing access to these essential services and resources in a natural or human-made disaster?
In just the last ten years, we have seen an increase in heart-breaking natural disasters with significant loss of life. These catastrophes drive home the question “Could I survive in a disaster situation?" News headlines cover the range from common hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms and snow to the less frequent fires and earthquakes. Even a government error sending a text alert of a ballistic missile attack created moments of panic that caused unfit people to have medical emergencies.
How concerned should you be about getting your health and fitness levels to a point where you can survive even a couple of weeks of hardship? Perhaps a more important question to ask yourself is if your health and fitness levels can sustain helping your family and loved ones survive?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
Let's start with the idea of what we may consider is healthy. If you are eating a very healthy diet of fruits, veggies, plenty of protein and you would not be regarded as obese, you are already one step over those who don't support a healthy lifestyle. Now add the ability to be physically active, have right muscle tone and be able to walk at least five miles without too much effort, then it may be fair to say you are pretty healthy.
I think most of us believe we could be in better shape and periodically each year, we make some effort to improve our fitness. The real trick here is to maintain a consistent level of health and fitness even if it's done through the most straightforward ways.
A recognized health and wellness presenter, fitness trainer and now primal health coach in the Inland Northwest. Now in his eighth year of bringing health and wellness through his writing, teaching and coaching, Judd delivers his well-rounded message of mindfulness, nutrition and fitness to readers and clients alike.