You can survive a tragedy by conditioning the body and the mind in advance; it will be a huge determining factor as to how well you recover
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 06, 2012
Oblique Magazine is noted for a wide range of articles pertaining to the fitness world that helps the reader achieve particular fitness goals. Monthly features include topics of Aerobic Training, Power and Strength, Power of the Mind, and "...Inspiring Success Stories. Jason's story is a true success."
The January 2012 edition interviews Jason Deierlein as he recalls before and after the car accident that changed his life forever.
As a young athlete, Jason Deierlein was training as a competitive swimmer with dreams of the Olympics in his future. He remembers how hard he trained to be in top physical form for his sport; sometimes swimming laps to the point of "...near collapse, but he never gave up because he knew what it took to be a winner."
Jason believes his dedication and determination to be physically fit saved his life from the events that transpired one stormy night in 1995. That night, while riding as a passenger in a van, a tractor-trailer truck crossed the center line causing a crash.
The driver of the van, Jason's best friend & neighbor, lost his life that night. Jason was spared, but not by much. The tragic accident left him in a coma for months.
While in a comatose state, Jason had dreams of "...being in great persistent pain. The kind of pain he remembered from training." He subconsciously pushed through the agony.
Upon waking from his coma, he was unable to communicate, see, or move. He had to draw on his discipline to endure the agonizing surgeries and physical therapy; all the while being unable to cry out.
After years of exercise and rehabilitative therapy, Jason made remarkable progress. Jason states, "This is because swimming saved my life after the car accident. When you are involved in a life changing situation, the condition of your body and mind will be a huge determining factor as to how well you recover."
Oblique Magazine focuses on Jason's progress to-date. Jason continues to use health and fitness to regain the abilities the accident took away from him. Surviving traumatic brain injury, multiple crushing fractures, a broken femur, and complete elbow reconstruction left lingering concerns related to balancing issues.
"However, using health and fitness, he has been able to continue to improve his situation even after 16 years from the car accident." Oblique Magazine features full color images of Jason's post recovery workout with his Fitness Trainer.
Since his recovery, Jason has created "My Positive Perspective, an Internet Talk Show dedicated to the enhancement of lives." It stresses to parents how vital it is for their children to grow up physically fit and healthy; in body, mind, and spirit.
As a motivational speaker and talk-show Host, Jason uses his life story to "...convey to children exactly why it is imperative they respect their bodies while they are still developing and not take things for granted that will hinder their development."
Jason wants people to know that it's never too late to start a healthy lifestyle; however, it is far better to prepare in advance and have a physically fit foundation while you are yet young. "One never knows what tomorrow holds, it's better to be prepared than to suffer the consequences later."
My Positive Perspective January 2012 Episode One - Jason Deierlein and Traumatic Brain Injury Co-Host, Dr. Matt Antonucci, discuss the Oblique Magazine article featuring his post recovery fitness workout.