4 Great Safety Tips For Exercising Outdoors

Want to have a safer outdoor exercise experience? It’s imperative that you are being mindful when you’re exercising so that you don’t get seriously hurt. Check out the following ways to keep yourself away from danger.

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1. Take Your Phone

It is imperative that you have your cell phone with you when you are exercising. How else are you going to call for help if you get hurt or someone is following you a little too closely? Our trusted cellphones can give us directions if we get lost; that’s a big one, especially if you’re exercising in unfamiliar territory. Carry spare change or a phone card in case your phone dies.

2. Leave Your Jewelry

It is best to leave expensive jewelry at home and not bring it with you on your outdoor exercise because you don’t want to attract muggers. Of course it’s okay to carry your watch or some kind of jewelry when exercising, as long as it’s not super expensive or has too much bling.

3. Exercise With a Friend

It is very smart to bring exercise partners with you on your walk or hike. Think about it, it’s safer to have a group of people with you because you are less likely to be attacked. And if you or someone in your party gets sick, you will be there to help.

4. Know Your Route

I was asked to go hiking a few weeks ago and although I wanted to go, I declined because I felt uncomfortable going to a place I hadn’t researched before and where my hiking partners hadn’t been. I was scared from watching news reports of people getting lost hiking and dying from dehydration. So I told the people who invited me hiking that I would go at a later date after I had researched the location.

 

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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