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Hurricane Sandy
Rich Weil, MEd, CDE posted:
Hello All,

One of the conversations we've been having in our weight loss program is how fitness helped people deal with the hurricane on the east coast. For example, people reported being able to walk up and down more than 20 flights of stairs when the power was out, even while carrying supplies, rather than sit inside confined to their apartment, and wait out the storm. People also reported more confidence in their ability to evacuate, or otherwise care for themselves and be more self-sufficient, as the result of being stronger. And some people reported being able to move heavy tree limbs or clear out other debris whereas in the past they may have had to wait for help to arrive.

For everyone affected by the hurricane, did fitness help you face the storm?

And for everyone, has fitness ever helped you deal with a natural disaster better than if you were unfit?

Let's hear your story!

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