Are You Ready


by Brent Haydey



What could you do if you saw someone fall into a frigid river while you’re walking along the shore?

Are you currently physically capable of saving their life? 

In this post I will share a deeper WHY to achieve and sustain Thriving Health and WHY it’s important to do it now! 

helpLast Sunday in Edmonton a man took immediate action to save 2 young girls who fell through the ice into the frigid early spring waters of the North Saskatchewan river. According to reports he “credits adrenalin and his adventurous dog for saving their lives”. I also believe he was successful in part because of his nature to help others in need and in part because of his physical capability.

It might be that adrenalin and an adventurous dog are enough to save someone, but then again it might not! Depending on the nature of the situation your underlying physical capability might be the ultimate determining factor of whether or not you’ll be successful.

Read the full Edmonton Journal article here.

This is a HUGE reason for achieving and sustaining Thriving Health.

So often the approach to Thriving Health is reactive where you might have time to change things. You react to becoming overweight. You react to a doctors annual medical. You react to a health scare such as a heart attack in yourself or someone else.

Other times you prepare in advance for an event such as a 5K or marathon or triathalon or even the upcoming golf season.

In an immediate emergency situation such as the one I described above there is no time advance preparation that has not already been done. If you are not physically capable in that moment something tragic is likely to happen.

You may be a passer by helping a stranger. That person in need might be your child.

That person in need might be YOU!

Are you ready?

Starting now for unforeseen future emergencies is ONE important very deep seeded WHY to attain and sustain Thriving Health.

Physical capability includes each of the following elements. Be sure to integrate each one into your Thriving Health plan.

  • Cardiovascular Endurance – i.e. running along the shore for a prolonged period
  • Mobility – i.e. squatting and reaching for the person in need
  • Muscular Strength – i.e. pulling a person on shore or carrying them to safety
  • Muscular Endurance – i.e. repeatedly performing a task to get it done!

Adjust your program today.

Start your program today.

You never know when you’ll be required to be ready in an instant!


“Life is meant to be embraced, enjoyed and fully lived, not merely endured!”

To your health,


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Brent Haydey Profile PhotoBeginning with a degree in exercise science and kinesiology, Brent Haydey has evolved over thirty years as an entrepreneur; building four businesses, and as a health, executive, and life coach.
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