While walking or jogging, make sure you take precautions. These tips can help:
If possible, go with a buddy.
- Carry a whistle and use it if a stranger approaches and you feel threatened.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Look around often. If using a MP3 player, keep the volume low and only use 1 earphone so you can hear what is happening around you.
- Stay away from dark and secluded areas.
- Carry a cell phone for emergency purposes.
(CareFirst—Vitality, Issue 2)