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windwalker
04-18-2010, 09:31 AM
There are a lot of natural disasters happening on our planet here lately. Now I know that there isn't a lot we can do about the earth quakes, floods and volcanoes but our personal fitness can be our salvation.

When we are so out of shape that day to day living is a physical struggle how can we possibly hope to survive a disaster. Our fitness can be not only what carries us to safety but our loved ones also.

Ever watch one of those disaster movies? The heroes in them are in good shape and very fit, that isn't just a made up movie thing, to be able to help yourself and others you have to be strong and have good endurance.

Those miles you walked/ran and those hours you spent in the pool, weight room or the exercise class can be the difference in your survival and the survival of those you love. These disasters are not just in the movies, just watch the news.

We have the potential every day to be in a dangerous situation. Not just natural but man made. Terrorism, personal attacks, attempted rape or arson, there is an endless list of possible situations where your fitness can mean survival. A car wreak in a blizzard can become a life or death situation.

Each of us have the responsibility to keep ourselves fit enough to survive and to help our loved ones when necessary. Ask yourself if it were up to you to be the hero when a hero is needed, would you be up to the challenge?

Think about this the next time your having motivation issues.

Thanks of reading.

Rambling Panda :hippie:

lisah0711
04-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Good morning, Panda!

I ususally think about how fitness helps me with the everyday regular stresses and domestic disasters but your point about a bigger disaster is a great one! :goodvibes

John VN
04-18-2010, 01:22 PM
True words but you forgot to mention bicycling. :rotfl2:

I rode 84 miles yesterday in a local Ride For The Red, American Red Cross fund raiser.

Funny thing is I just got in from a 2.5 mile ride with DGS on DD's bike and I am more tired than after yesterday's ride. :lmao:

Fitness is vital. I believe that because of my fitness I did not sustain major injuries when DW and I were stopped at a red light and got rear ended by a car doing 60mph. DW did not fair that well.



















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