People jogging in autumn ‘need to pay attention to safety’
Anyone hoping to lose weight fast through jogging outdoors might need to think a bit more carefully about safety now that autumn is here.
Britain may be enjoying unseasonably hot temperatures at present, but former army chief safety officer Bob Ballagh pointed out in an article for Peachtree Corners Patch that the mornings and evenings are already very dark.
He warned that this could result in runners not being seen by drivers and said he has been amazed recently by the number of people he has seen jogging in black clothes.
The expert urged anyone going out in the dark to wear a white top and a reflective vest, as well as LED lights if they can.
Mr Ballagh added that running on the footpath facing traffic flow and not listening to music could help people remain visible to motorists and stay alert to hazards.
This comes after kinesiology expert Ronnie Carda from the University of Wisconsin in Madison told the Wisconsin State Journal that running burns up more energy every minute than any other form of exercise.
Are you safety-conscious when out jogging?