SAFETY FIRST

With warmer weather comes longer daylight hours and more outdoor based exercise such as biking and running.  We are getting off those stationary bikes and treadmills and hitting the streets and putting in some nice fresh air mileage.

Before you take off, here are a few tips and reminders to help keep you safe:

  • Bikers – always obey all traffic directions, laws, signs and signals
  • Runners – always run toward oncoming traffic or stay on sidewalks
  • Assume that a driver of a vehicle may not see you – be sure before crossing through a light, intersection, etc. that you have some kind of signal that you have been seen
  • If you running with music, be sure to keep it low enough to be aware of your surroundings and ambient noises (don’t ride with music)
  • Running/Biking in groups is always safer
  • Even in the daytime – wear bright colored clothing and flashing lights http://nathansports.com/visibility
  • Make sure that you have some form of ID on you – Road ID has a variety of products that make it easy and safe www.roadid.com
  • Always let someone know your route and an approximate time that you should return
  • Have fun and lastly remember  “SHARE THE ROAD!”

Paula Jamieson – Certified Personal Trainer/Nutritionist

 

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