Walking for exercise is a basic function, but if done consistently, is proven to help you lose weight and feel better. However, it is important that you keep safe and don’t put yourself at risk when walking for exercise.
Here are some safety tips for walking:
Tip 1: Drink plenty of water before, during and after your walk, especially if it is a warm and humid day.
Tip 2: Make sure someone knows where you are walking and what time you are expected home.
Tip 3: Think ahead and be aware of your surroundings.
Tip 4: Always carry a small amount of emergency money and a cellphone.
Tip 5: Make yourself as visible as possible. Wear bright clothing during the day and white or reflective clothing at night.
Tip 6: Wear appropriate and comfortable footwear.
Tip 7: Always walk facing oncoming traffic if you have to walk on the road.
Remember these safety tips when walking for exercise. Establishing a healthy lifestyle is important, but so is safety.