that one of our favorite actresses, Reese Witherspoon, was out jogging
near her home in Santa Monica on Wednesday when she was hit by a car.
Don't worry, she's okay! But it made us wonder, could the same thing
happen to you on your weekly run? So, babes, next time you're out and
about getting your fill of exercise, keep these tips in mind to keep
Watch the earbuds.
it's much more fun to work out while listening to some good tunes, but
having those headphones in also prevents you from hearing the things
going on around you. Ditto goes to listening to music while
keeping only one headphone in at a time, or run sans music and listen
to the sounds of nature instead. Wait, is that what birds sound like?
Keep it bright.
you're taking the sidewalks alongside roads, it can be hard for passing
cars to see dull colors that blend in, like greens or blues. Always
wear bright colors that can be easily seen, like these neon faves
. As if you needed an excuse
to buy that hot pink tank?!
Run with the sun.
darker it is, the more dangerous it gets. You never know what could pop
out of those bushes at night. Only go on your runs while the sun is up.
on the move, so of course you're bound to get farther and farther away
from your house. If you run out of energy or feel sick along the way
because you didn't drink enough, it'll be pretty darn hard to make it
back home. Keeping a water bottle with you is a definite do!
Grab a friend.
you check out any new jogging hot spots, grab a friend and scout it
out. You'll want to be aware of any rough patches or big holes that you
could possibly lead to a twisted ankle. Don't forget to avoid trails
that don't get much people-traffic, just in case. It's always safer
with others nearby.
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 9/11/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN health, fitness, sports, sport