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If there are a collection of prepping and survival imperatives i.e. things you need to carry or things you need to purchase, well, they all are going to rest on a single chasey and that chassis. That chassis is you. Your body and your mind carry the majority of all your prepping knowledge.
Though we often consider prepping an endeavor about things its much more about people. All survival stories are about people and their will to live. Its very rare that we hear a story of survival that is built around a ferro rod or a pack of matches.
Never forget that you are the engine of preparedness. This means you must care for yourself accordingly. In order to get the most out of preparedness you have to look at your health and wellness. When the subject of prepper fitness arises, most people get nervous because they think you are going to talk about lifting heavy weights and making it hard on them.
Its not to say we shouldn’t do that, however, we should also consider flexibility. Yoga, is an incredible practice both for silencing the day and for dealing with the bodies desire to get stiff and brittle.
Our bodies tighten up both from age and from our lifestyle. We have to be aware of that. It takes a lot to understand that we are slowly becoming immobile. Just 15 minutes of stretching each day can make a difference. Stretch your hamstrings, your hips and your back muscles. Some people have such tight hips and legs that it actually causes back problems!
Practicing a yoga routine a couple times a week will both strengthen your body and allow you to become looser and more flexible. If you find yourself in a disaster situation you will be pressed to your limit. Having flexibility will assure you bend but don’t break under the stress of survival