Walks Challenge: Week #4
walking is one of the safest ways to exercise, being “street
wise” reduces your risk of accidents or injuries. Walking
safely also means watching for signs of overexertion, and
calling your doctor if a medical problem arises.
night, walk with a buddy and wear reflectors or reflective
tape so drivers can see you.
on smooth surfaces, such as dirt paths or sidewalks. You
could trip and fall on an uneven surface.
neighborhoods where there are barking dogs; some dogs
use ankle weights. The added weight can injure your back
carry I.D. and change for a phone call.
may be walking too fast if you can’t catch your breath,
feel lightheaded or dizzy, feel your heart pounding, or
have chest or arm pains. Sow down immediately. If you have
a knee or ankle strain or blisters, stop your walks until
your doctor if you feel any chest pain or have an injury,
such as an ankle strain, that doesn’t heal after a
few days of rest.