Next to being mentally prepared, one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances of surviving a disaster or crisis situation, is to keep yourself as physically fit as possible. The time to try to get in shape is not during a crisis!
Start with getting a complete physical by your doctor. Have your teeth thoroughly checked by your dentist. If you have any problems with your teeth, get them taken care of. Believe it or not a minor tooth problem can turn deadly in a survival situation.
The things you have heard about improving your diet for everyday health, are even more important if you want to increase your chances of survival during a crisis.
Getting yourself into "Survival Shape" is all about conditioning your mind and body for more optimum performance. And you can do this whether you are 25, 45, 55, or 75!
The benefits you will gain by beginning a proper fitness regimen will go well beyond increasing your odds of surviving a natural disaster - it will boost your odds of surviving an ever-increasing toxic environment.
For athletes, "Peak Performance" means getting the most out of their bodies and themselves. That means setting clear goals, having a winning attitude - and putting only the best "fuel" in the engine as possible. With those three basic thoughts in mind, anybody can achieve peak performance at any age.
The best way to get healthy, and stay healthy is to start with as clean a slate as possible, and that means detoxification. Detoxification is the way to cleanse your body of accumulated substances from processed or junk foods and other toxins such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. That does not mean you have to go spend two weeks drinking grass at a retreat somewhere. You may be able to achieve a meaningful "personal detox" by cutting down on the coffee, alcohol, saturated fats, and sugar. A classic detoxification diet goes hand-in-hand with a diet that will improve your health overall.
In other words, the same recommendations that can detoxify your body can also help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. A two-week detoxification starts with drinking water, and lots of it, at least two to three liters a day. An easy way to accomplish this - try substituting a glass of water for at least two cups of coffee and/or soda per day1.
1 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. (847) 818-1800. http://journals.lww.com; See also, Alternative Therapies Magazine. P.O. Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715. (919) 668-8825. http://www.Alternative- Therapies.com.