832-661-6324 travis@fitfor18.com

Despite the fact that Fort Bend is a safe community, we still have to be aware of the dangers that can occur at any given time of day. Like all great communities, danger can be right around the corner. If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, self defense is imperative to your survival. In the event that this happens, physical fitness can help protect you from this type of danger.

Keeping our own safety in mind, it’s always great to be prepared for any unforeseen dangers that can happen even in our own community. Although physical fitness is only one component of self defense, it is one of the most important factors of survival.

With that in mind, I want to share a few tips on how physical fitness can help protect you from unavoidable danger.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Despite of where we live, it is wise to always be familiar with the area around us and to protect ourselves at all times.

Being aware of your surroundings is one of the first steps to protecting yourself from danger. Women especially need to watch their surroundings. This is due to the fact that predators often target women who are out and about alone.

Also, try to keep your hands free. Keeping your hands occupied could make it harder for you to fight back.

Make sure you walk with confidence. If you walk with assurance, predators are more likely to guess that you will fight back. Walking with confidence could make predators think twice about you being an easy target. 

Stay Physically Fit

Physically, it’s very important to make sure that you and your body are ready for anything and everything. Physical fitness is vital when it comes to self-defense. If you are stronger, you can hit harder. If you are faster, you would be able to run away better.

By being stronger, faster, and more fit, you will not only be better at protecting yourself, but you will also feel good about yourself and be more confidence.

In addition to being physically fit, another main ingredient in the recipe of being healthy is incorporating the right balanced diet. 

On a daily basis, eating regular meals that are balanced with carbs, fat, and protein as well as a couple healthy snacks will aid you in being fit and ready to protect yourself.

By maintaining a healthy balanced diet, you will be able to maintain your muscle which is very beneficial in self-defense. You will also have the energy you need to take care of yourself in any situation.

Cardiovascular Strength

When it comes to self-defense, there are exercises that will be important in preparation for anything that can happen. A couple of goals you should try to achieve in the event that you must protect yourself are cardiovascular strength for stamina, and maintaining a healthy fit body. 

Here are a few exercises you can do to help prepare your body.

  1. Speed walking or Jogging for one mile

  1. Bodyweight Squats (Anywhere from 25 to 50 square without any rest)

  1. Burpee with Push Up (15 burpees without any rest) See: Burbees for Beginners

  1. Heavy Bag Boxing workouts and shadow boxing

Above All, Be Prepared!

Fort Bend, which is a great community to live in, has its times when you need to watch your surroundings, and protect yourself. Preparation is the key. 

If you’re prepared, you’ll have a better chance of not being caught off guard. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings. Furthermore, always pay attention to whats going on around you. By doing so, you will hopefully make any predator think twice about taking advantage of you. 

Also, having the right nutritional balanced diet will help your body be ready to have to ward off any unwanted attention. In addition to a balanced diet, make sure you are physically fit to protect yourself. You can start with the exercises from this article.

If you’d like a more challenging workout, feel free to contact me and we can put in work at my local gym.

You can also get started with a fitness and nutrition program with a certified personal trainer. With the correct guidance from a certified personal trainer, you will have the accountability and expertise you need to get your body ready and fit to protect yourself.

If you are serious about your protecting yourself in dangerous situations, then you need to be serious about your physical health! There are no magic pills! It takes hard work through fitness and nutrition!

SOURCES: Bowflex; Youtube Burbee for Beginners


Join to receive weekly health & fitness tips!