As you know by now, Spring is sort of resting on my Texas doorstep already,
and I am just afraid we are going to have an early and hot Spring.
Anyway, one of my favorite methods of exercising are long walks outdoors.
While I am walking I am often times thinking of topics that would be interesting and
beneficial for you and I.
On this particular walk, I was thinking of safety.
The information which I am sharing today is applicable for any jogger, walker and someone
who is out for a morning or evening stroll.
We are talking about safety that goes beyond the sunscreen and water, it is about
keeping ourselves safe from assaults.
Assaults that we can prevent from being smart and educated women.
After doing some research I discovered that many assaults are never reported.
So rather than depend on statistics to substantiate the need to be safe, I thought we could
use good old common sense, and look out for one another.
After all in the "good ole days," that was what everyone did, neighbors helped neighbors.
It is vital that when we are exercising outdoors that we practice safety measures.
Every single time.
I am glad that I refreshed my safety practices as I have become a little slack and
comfortable in my routine and that is not being a savvy or smart walker.
Ladies, lets be smart, pay attention to our surroundings no matter where or what we are
doing and not stop there.
11 Safety Tips for Exercising Outdoors
1- Pick a safe route.
2- Take a self-defense course.
3- Have a plan of action-for the worst case scenario.
4- Don't drown out your surroundings with your iPod, you need to be able to hear.
5- Carry a whistle.
6- Vary your route, it makes it more interesting for you and prevents someone from memorizing your route.
7- Be aware of your surroundings, this includes people and cars.
8- Carry Pepper spray, cell phone, and your ID-
9- Have a attitude, walk with a purpose, eyes up, stride purposefully and don't text.
10- Avoid lonely areas.
Do you have any smart women tips to share?