How To Stay Safe While Running – 10 Tips

Let’s run safe guys! You might be able to avoid risks by using a treadmill inside the gym, but it will be easier to follow a few simple rules as at the end of the day, we all enjoy the fresh air and scenery. There are a few common denominators when it comes to people being attacked while running. They are: being alone, being female and running in an unpopulated area. This is a list of a few precautions you can take to help make your run a lot safer. 

1. Always tell someone where you are going.

2. Plan your short or long sprints on well-lit and people-friendly routes. Also, avoid shady looking areas and alleyways if at all possible.

3. Try to run with another person, in a group or with your trusted animal companion.

4. Ditch the headphones.

5. Bring your phone. If you’re in danger, press and hold the side button and either volume button on the sides of your iPhone to trigger the emergency SOS. For an Android, tap the emergency call button toward the bottom of the screen.

6. If you see someone sketchy coming up, cross over to the other side of the street. Better safe than sorry.

7. Vary your routes. Don’t be predictable.

8. Always run confidently. Perpetrators are more interested in attacking naive looking people than someone will a full chest and a big smile.

9. You need to be 100% aware of your surroundings. Someone could be hiding behind a wall or bush.

10. Your instinct always comes into play while running. Use it.

 

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