by Lexi Petronis
I intensely dislike that we even have think about this topic when we hit the streets or the park for a workout--but women are often targets for violence.
None of this is to scare you! But it's important to be aware so you can stay as safe as you can while doing your thing, says self-defense and fitness expert Jarrett Arthur, and that's why she's provided these tips:
* Put on well-fitting workout clothes and, if you have long hair, style it in a side braid or slip it under a cap in lieu of a ponytail (both of which can help reduce the risk of someone being able to grab you).
* Find a friend to run or train with. Co-exercising is a great way to stay safe, and it adds some good, fun motivation. If there's no one available, take your pup with you, says Arthur--or ask your friend if you can bring her dog out for some exercise.
* If you're going solo, choose your route ahead of time andRead More »from Self-Defense Tips for Staying Safe Before, During, and After Your Outdoor Workout