March 9, 2018
March 2018 Healthy Perspectives Digest
Inspire To Move:
Exercising in the great outdoors: How to stay safe
Exercising outside can be very invigorating. It allows you to breathe in fresh air while taking in the change of scenery. However, it is also important to be mindful of safety. If exercising before or after work results in exercising in the dark:
- Take a buddy or tell someone where you will be. If you are going alone, let someone know where you are going and bring ID. Better yet, take someone with you! Training with a loved one is a great way to bond while doing something good for both of you.
- Choose well-lit areas. Avoid desolate, dark areas such as parks, hidden trails, or alleyways. Stick to well-lit, busy streets.
- Leave the headphones, take the reflective gear. We get it. Music is important when you’re exercising. However, it also makes you unaware of your surroundings. Awareness is imperative, and that includes others’ awareness of you! Wear a reflective vest and add reflective stickers to your shoes so drivers can see you.
Exercising outdoors can be an enjoyable experience, however, do not forget to take safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
There are other great topics this month: Savor, the flavor of eating right… Preventing & coping with BURNOUT… Your kidneys and you… Eyes, a window into your health… Check out the digest for more!