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Safety Tips for Nighttime Exercisers

Because You Can Never be Too Careful

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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:
  • Check with your hotel staff or concierge to find out which exercise routes are safe. If there are none close to your hotel, have the staff arrange access to a local health club or gym.
     
  • Learn your temporary exercise route as well as possible before you head out. Get a map and study it. Learn street names and landmarks.
     
  • Carry a card with your hotel’s address on it as well as your regular identification.
     
  • Don’t carry your room key. Leave it at the front desk.
     
  • Don’t let your guard down just because you’re on vacation. Be aware of your surroundings and follow your usual safety rules.
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! 
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