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Tips for a Safe Walk or Run This Summer

As the weather continues to improve along the East Coast more and more people are heading outdoors for a nice walk or run at all times of the day. These excursions can be dangerous, even deadly, if you do not take certain safety precautions. You need to do everything possible to avoid the dangers of cars, animals, predators and other hazards that can derail your exercise routine.

Make Yourself Visible

No matter the time of day you walk or run you need to make yourself visible, especially to motorists. Even if you exercise on a sidewalk it's still possible for a car to wind up hitting you. Wear reflective clothing. If you don't want to wear reflective clothing you can wear bright colored clothing that will get you noticed. When out at night bring a flashlight with you that you can not only use to help you avoid holes or other hazards but also shine on the ground so oncoming vehicles notice you.

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