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Safety Tips While Running, Jogging, or Walking

  • Do not workout alone. 
  • Advise someone of your workout times and route taken and check in with them when finished. 
  • Do not workout in deserted or dark areas. 
  • Have several different routes and rotate them. 
  • Check your workout route before you start. 
  • Get to know the neighborhood of your workout routes. 
  • Avoid bushes, doorways, and alleys during your workout. 
  • Plan safe locations on your route, well-populated areas where you can go to for help. 
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash or jewelry. 
  • Do carry personal identification, with an emergency contact phone number. 
  • Carry a whistle or some type of noise-making device. 
  • Stay alert and scan the area in front of you and avoid person(s) or situations that make you feel uneasy. 
  • Every now and then during your workout check the area behind you. 
  • Be careful when people stop you for directions, always reply from a distance, and never get too close to a vehicle. 
  • If you think someone is following, change directions or go to your safe location. 
  • Carry a cellular phone when possible. 
  • Report suspicious persons or incidents to the police as soon as possible. 
  • Know the phone numbers to police and have them available.
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