Fitness in preparation is just as important to being food and supply readied. If you had to pick up and run, or fight someone while protecting your family could you do it? And I say this for the whole family including children. Many children live on their computers and don’t get out to enjoy the fresh air or get any exercise. We have all become a sedentary society and so many of us are overweight. The payoff to a regular exercise routine is it reduces your health problems, and that’s something to seriously consider. Being in the best shape you can be is so important to think about right now, not tomorrow or next month. Start out by walking…. take a short walk and then gradually increase the distance. You’ll be surprised at how good it feels to breath fresh air, and you might even talk to some of your neighbors while you’re out walking.
My husband and I walk our 3 dogs almost 2 miles every day, if there’s a day that we have to miss the dogs let us know, they are our incentive to keep walking. We are lucky that we have a nice park within walking distance that has some great paths. Five mornings a week I do 40 minutes on the elliptical, which when I first started using that machine I couldn’t do more than 10 minutes. I still have weight to loose, but at least I feel so much better than I did a few years ago before I started this regular routine. My husband works out regularly also. When I started prepping this got even more important to me.
So find someone to exercise or walk with, its always nicer to have someone to motivate you. As a prepper, when the SHTF you want to be as prepared as you can so remember that includes being physically fit too… and the time to start is now.