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Safety Tips for Nighttime Exercisers

Because You Can Never be Too Careful
  -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer
Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there are some safety issues to consider if you’re going out after dark (or before sunrise).

Plan Ahead for Safety
Staying safe at night requires a bit of planning. Here are some things to consider before heading outside: While You’re Out
Safety doesn’t stop when you’re out on the road. Consider the following tips the next time you’re exercising outside after dark: Traveling and Vacation Safety
Staying safe when you’re away from familiar areas can be tricky, so exercise caution in a new place. Here are some additional points to consider if you’re exercising in a strange city: These safety tips aren't meant to scare you, but they do involve things that every exerciser should keep in mind when exercising outside—even when it's not dark. After all, safety should be your first priority. You'll always feel (and be) safer when you employ the "buddy system" instead of working out alone. So try to involve your friends, family members, or consider joining a running/walking club.  After all, exercising with a buddy is not only safer, but it also makes fitness more fun!