Prepper Fitness Should Be Top Of Your Preps List

One area of prepping that is often overlooked is Prepper fitness and if it isn’t overlooked it often becomes a prepper procrastination. The truth is you can have all the knowledge and kit you need but it won’t help you if you get out of breath after running a few meters. Your bug out bag may be well stocked but it will be of no use if you don’t have the strength to carry it very far.

Preppers come from all walks of life and their levels of fitness are often dictated by their lifestyle. Some are able to keep up their fitness levels because they have physical jobs. Others maintain their fitness through regular training.

One reason people can often put off training for prepper fitness is that at first, it can seem quite daunting. Almost as if you have a mountain to climb. Especially if your job or lifestyle does not lend itself to getting fit. For example, if you work at a desk for most of the week.

The most important step you can take to overcome this is to simply start doing some extra exercise. You don’t have to be Superman or Superwoman all you need to do is start small and gradually build up your fitness level. Doing even a small amount of exercise is better than not doing anything at all.

To help get you started the following infographics offer some basic fitness tips for adults, older adults, and young people. They outline the duration, frequency, and type of physical activity required to achieve general health benefits for different age ranges.

Physical Activity Guide For Adults And Older Adults

Prepper Fitness Adults infographic

Physical Activity Guide For Young Preppers

Prepper Fitness 5-18 years infographic

Prepper Fitness Conclusion

The infographics above talk about how you can get started on achieving a basic level of prepper fitness. In the recommended reading section below, there are some links to helpful prepper fitness articles that will help you to progress further.

When first starting out trying to improve your fitness level. Try to focus on exercise and fitness activities that you can incorporate into your daily routine. This way you will have a greater chance of building good fitness habits that you will stick to.

Remember that although moderate physical activity is safe for most people. Health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program if you have heart disease, asthma or lung disease. If you experience any pain or difficulty when exercising, stop and consult your doctor before continuing.

Recommended Reading

Prepper’s SHTF Physical Fitness

Prepper Bits Prepper Resources Section

Are You Fit to Bug-Out? An Essential Guide to Prepper Fitness

Research credits

Exercise: When to check with your doctor first

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