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Maintaining Good Health Can Improve Survival

By Tom Herrin

Most people are well aware of the need to improve their health.  Those problems that are preventable can usually be addressed by diet, exercise, and eating right.  When people with health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes find themselves in disasters, medications and care may not be readily available.  Survival without the need for these things can be much easier and more successful.  As people have become somewhat spoiled to so many conveniences, they have often forgotten the need to take better care of themselves every day.  

Group Efforts Are Beneficial For All

Getting every family member on a plan to improve health would be great.  Working together to develop a working plan for emergencies can include health as well as other factors.  Emergency situations happen all the time, but a lot of people feel like it happens to others.  The fact is that it can happen anywhere and anytime.  If family members work together, everyone will have a working knowledge which will mean a greater chance of success.

What To Include In Plan

The unpredictable is just that.  In that case, people need to be prepared for an evacuation should it be necessary.  The necessities should be packed into something that can be picked up and carried easily.  Bottled water and ready-to-eat food for a few days plus first aid supplies would be critical.  Copies of important documents may be needed in case someone is displaced for quite a while and has other needs.  In some disasters, people are unable to return and retrieve their possessions.  In serious flooding, tornadoes, or wildfires, there may not be a home to return to.  This has been witnessed all too often recently.  I have been to Houston since Hurricane Harvey and many of those people lost everything because they were just not able to take enough with them.

Be Sure The Family Can Communicate

With cell phones and other electronic devices today, it is pretty easy to take communication for granted.  When power is disrupted, cell towers can go down and electricity for charging them is unavailable.  Every family member should have contact information for each other as well as trusted sources.  Learning what all the alerts mean can help also.  Good planning and more attention to maintaining good health can be the difference in thriving and desperation in bad situations.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Elk Grove, Calif.


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