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Originally posted by Trunkeight
I run 9Kms per day, have reduced my food consumption by 60%, and eat only healthy locally grown produce mixed with standard carbs, (pasta rice ec) eat fruit regularly and basically, preparing physically for anything that comes my way. Build up your core strength, and importantly, stamina.
I also strongly recommend testing your ability to live off-grid for a week: Turn off your power and water (having ample stores already prepared) . see how you are after 6-7 days. Very eye opening, and will answer all your immediate questions about what to prepare for in case of Grid shutdown or worse.
Either way, the effects of exercise on the body are well known, but its effects on the mind are remarkable.
Get in shape now, while it's still a choice, the future will not be kind to the unfit.
Originally posted by Histopherness
My advice. If you have a scale at home, throw it out. Then learn to love food. Seriously. After that start working. If you can't find a physical job, find a physical hobby. Working out 30 mins a day may help tone but it is those hours a day of physical labor that will make you strong and give you stamina. Stamina is where it is at for the day to day feeling good.
Why love food you ask? Well if you learn to enjoy all foods, not just what comes in a box you will eat from a wider variety. And then next you will be tempted to try actually cooking some of these things yourself. Next thing you know you are at home eating fresh prepared yum-yums on a daily basis with the interesting side effect of not over eating.
Why throw out the scale? Because health is not based on how much you way. It is more about how you look and how you feel. If you think you look good, and you feel good, then you weigh the right amount.
The physical labor part can misinterpreted though as we must continually change and increase to keep the muscel growing and changing or we will start to conserve energy and store body fat.