Avoiding Accidents While Running

If you are anything like millions of other Americans, you probably made a New Year’s resolution to lose a few Lbs -nothing crazy, just 10-20 pounds. Well, now that you have made the resolution, it is time to get started. The solution to weight loss is simple, calories in < calories out. An effective way to balance this formula in your favor is running! However, running isn’t without its risks. In today’s blog, we will discuss ways to avoid accidents while running.

Visibility is Key

If you live in a big city like Phoenix, you may find yourself running on streets more often than not. Of course, this is dangerous. Cars are bigger than you and they are moving fast. Getting hit by one isn’t going to end well. Make sure you are visible while running. Hitting the road during the day is the easiest way to do this. However, some people work during the daylight hours or find crippling heat distasteful. These individuals may go running at night. If you are a night running, Hastings & Hastings advises that you wear bright clothing and reflective tape.

Know Your Surroundings

Cars are not the only hazard out there. You could trip and fall or you could run your way right into other dangerous situations. You should always be familiar with your surroundings. Those individuals heading out to pound the pavement should plan out a route beforehand. Running with a partner is always a good idea, but if you prefer solo excursions make sure you tell someone where you are going and how long you will be gone for. It is wise to carry a cell phone and a piece of identification on you. We wish good luck and great health to all the runners out there this year. Don’t forget the water!