Episode 200: The Comfort Crisis Part 2 – Get Fit – Go Ruck!

On this episode I talk more about “The Comfort Crisis” that is killing Americans and why you need to do hard things, get fit, and go ruck!

I share what’s motivated me to get healthy, fit, stronger, tougher, etc.

I also talk about one of my big frustrations with pastors, youth pastors, and other “spiritual leaders.”

Here’s the hard reality of what our obsession with comfort is doing to our health …

  • 32% of Americans are overweight and 38 percent are obese. Eight percent of the latter classify as “extremely obese.” That makes a collective 70 percent of us too heavy.
  • Nearly a third of us now have diabetes or prediabetes.
  • More than 40 million Americans have mobility problems that hinder them from getting from point A to point B.
  • Heart disease kills 25% of us.

And these are all medical issues that were essentially non-existent until the twentieth century.

At the end of this episode, I specifically talk about rucking and its benefits.

“Ruck” is both a noun and a verb. It’s a thing and an action. It’s military-speak for the heavy backpack that carries all of the items a soldier needs to fight a war. And “to ruck” or “rucking” is the act of marching that ruck in war, or as a form of training for soldier or civilians to get really, really fit.

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Do you ruck? I want to hear from you. How long? Why? What are the benefits for you? Have you lost weight doing it? Etc. Email me. I may share your email on the next episode. I love hearing from our listeners.


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