Another Good Reason to Stay Fit: Being Prepared for the Unexpected
Waiting for Hurricane Sandy to make landfall is definitely nerve-wracking! Not knowing what to expect or how long the after-effects will last makes it difficult to plan. But one thing is for sure: If you are fit, you have an advantage. You can brace yourself against the wind; tote those heavy grocery bags with bottled water; and hike the stairs in case of a power outage. The definition of physical fitness is: "The ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue and with ample energy to meet unforeseen emergencies and enjoy leisure time pursuits."
It's times like these that make you realize how important your weekly workouts are to the big picture of your life. Sometimes you don't see the immediate benefits or get tired of having to exercise. But in the face of unpredictable emergencies, you surely will feel stronger to meet the demands.