Since health and physical fitness are both so crucial to preppers, especially during and immediately after a disaster, this article will discuss both how and why preppers should maintain consistent exercise schedules.
Without consistent exercise schedules, preppers might:
- Be more prone to injuries.
- Be more likely to let other daily activities creep into the time slots they have set aside for exercise.
- Lose their motivation to exercise.
- Settle upon the second best catch-as-catch can workouts.
Consistent exercise at a certain time and place each day develops an exercise habit. Such a habit will help to keep preppers exercising.
Some preppers might need to motivate themselves by workouts that help them to accomplish more than just the health of their bodies and minds. Examples of these workouts might include gardening, chopping wood, washing their cars, or walking their dogs.
It is more important for preppers to set aside a minimum amount of time for exercise and to jealously protect that time than it is for them to set aside more time for a workout schedule that is too ambitious and which will then cause them to lose the consistency of their exercise workouts. Actually, as the length of time spent exercising increases, exercise can reach the point of diminishing and even negative returns. Also, not all workouts have to take place in a gym, and preppers can save time and money by working out in their homes .
If it is impossible to exercise at their regular time on a very busy day, preppers should attempt to exercise at some other time that day. Then, as soon as possible, they should return to their regular exercise schedules.
If injuries prevent preppers from exercising normally, they should attempt to exercise in a modified fashion. If, for example, injuries of upper body muscles make upper body exercises impossible, preppers should continue to exercise their lower body muscles, or vice versa. If injuries make exercises totally impossible for a while, preppers could preserve their exercise time slots by using this time to accomplish activities such as buying exercise equipment, or to doing the reading or research that will help preppers to plan and inspire their future workouts.
Exercise is one of the most important ways to prepare for possible disasters. If, however, preppers are lucky enough to never encounter a disaster, their healthy bodies and minds will still enable them to live happier lives. What type of exercise program do you have? Please comment below.