Safety Tips For Jogging
Updated: Feb 3, 2020
SAFETY TIPS FOR JOGGERS
1. Be aware of your surroundings. Always know the
route you are planning.
2. It is easy to get caught up in music or just blanking
out things around you . Because you have always jogged
without trouble - it is a mistake not to take precaution .
Keep one ear free to hear anyone behind you . Be watchful
of anyone coming toward you . Have a game plan in mind if
you need to react .
3. Change your route regularly and be suspicious of anyone
that seems to be following you .
4. Be certain to share your jog and route with someone
and when you are expected back.
5. Be sure to carry your charged cell phone and be sure someone
will be available to contact in an emergency.
6. It is a good idea to have safety tools while jogging , such as
an alarm with wrist band or pepper gel with hand strap. Check
our products on our web site.Be sure to carry a flashlight or
headlamp if running at night. If you must run at night you
could choose to run on a tract with other runners.
7. Joggers love the independence of the time alone - however
it is very foolish to avoid total precaution for your safety .We
have listed several tips you are likely familiar with but do not
take seriously . Don't take a chance by letting your guard down .
Your safety is not a promise -rather a warning!
BE AWARE ! BE ALERT
We have more tips and safety tools to help you have a safe jog .For
more information refer to our product page or call 870-275-0571
5. Carry A Self-Defense Tool
Pepper spray, our stun ring, or a light personal alarm would be something to consider using on your jogs. You never know what could happen, so be prepared!
6. Avoid Distractions While Running
Music is great to help get you in the right mode when running. It gets the blood pumping, the energy flowing, and can be a great help. BUT, it can also be a damper to your senses. Avoid running with music, or at the very least control the volume and limit the headphones to one ear. You should be focused on your surroundings and music can be a distraction.
7. Charge Your Phone
If you carry your phone or use a smart watch when you jog, make sure that it has a full charge before you start your route. You want to have the appropriate amount of battery life if something were to happen and you needed to call for help for some reason.
8. Be Cautious of What Your Wear
Don’t look like an easy target. Wearing your hair in a ponytail will allow your attacker an easier way to grab you. Be sure to wear reflective material. Don’t wear a hat; this limits your vision.