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Runner Safety: Preventing Harassment and Injury

RUNNER SAFETY PREVENTING HARASSMENT AND INJURYO WOMEN IN ALL AREAS EXPERIENCE STREET HARASSMENT RURAL SUBURBAN URBAN 87% OF AMERICAN WOMEN STREET HARASSMENT: BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 & 64 Unwelcome words and actlons by unknown persons In public whlch aro motlvated by gender and Invado a porson's physlcal and omotlonal spaco In a disrospoctful, croopy, startling, scary, or InsultIng way. HAVE BEEN HARASSED 90% 88% 87% BY A MALE STRANGER HOW TO DEAL WITH STREET HARASSERS METHODS OF HARASSMENT TIPS FOR RUNNING SAFELY 95% 95% LEERING HONKING IGNORE THEM IF POSSIBLE BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AVOID ISOLATED AREAS USE STRONG BODY LANGUAGE 82% GO WITH YOUR GUT: BAGS MAKE YOU APPEAR LEAVE IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE VULNERABLE WHISTLING VULGAR GESTURE 100% DO NOT RESPOND TO DIVERSIONS, QUESTIONS, THREATS, BLAMING, OR GUILT TRIPPING KEEP A PHONE WITH YOU; RUN WITH YOUR DOG MAKE SURE IT'S CHARGED 81% 75% PROJECT CONFIDENCE AND REMAIN CALM SEXUAL FOLLOWING RUN WITH FRIENDS OR JOIN A RUNNING CLUB AVOID HEADPHONES COMMENT IN BOTH EARS DO NOT APOLOGIZE OR MAKE EXCUSES. BE FIRM HAVE A FRIEND FOLLOW TO AVOID BEING STALKED YOU VIRTUALLY WITH THE REACT MOBILE APP CHANGE ROUTES 57% 27% TOUCHING OR GRABBING ASSAULT TRY NOT TO LOSE YOUR TEMPER OR CURSE USE SELF DEFENSE PRODUCTS WITH CAN'T BE USED AGAINST YOU FULL KNOWLEDGE REACT MOBILE APP LIKE OTHER DEFENSES RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLE PREVENTION COMMON CAUSES 나 11 % HIP BEING OVERWEIGHT CAUSES STRESS ON THE LOWER BODY WARM UP; INCREASE YOUR HEART RATE & OXYGEN LEVELS 42% KNEE F 13% LOWER LEG CONSTANT STRAIN ON THE SAME MUSCLES CAN CAUSE INJURY 17% ANKLE/FOOT GNVE YOUR BODY A PROPER REST BETWEEN RUNS ..... BAD RUNNING SHOES CAUSE INCREASED STRESS ON LOWER BODY STAY HYDRATED REST IS NEEDED TO REPAIR WORN OUT MUSCLES STRONGER BODIES ARE LESS PRONE TO INJURY 10 lba. 10 lba. THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY IMPROPER RUNNING TECHNIQUE GREATLY INCREASES RISK STRETCH OUT BEFORE RUNNING; TORN MUSCLES BECOME LESS LIKELÝ O REACT o mobile SOURCES: WWWSTOPSTREETHARASSMENT.ORG| BLOG.SHERUNSSTRONG.COM/2011/09/13/RUNNING-INJURY-STATISTICS | DAILYRUNNINGTIPS.COM | REACTMOBILE.COM

Runner Safety: Preventing Harassment and Injury

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From unwelcomed leers and whistles to touching and physical assault, street harassment is an everyday issue that affects nearly all women at some point in their lives. If you're a runner, it's likely ...

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