How to Keep a Safe Jogging Routine in the Fall
If you hate jogging outside in the inferno of summer, fall is the perfect time to start this healthy fitness habit. The cooler temperatures make it far more enjoyable, but there are some things you should know to stay safe while you get into your jogging routine.
– Pack on the layers
By layering your clothing, you can add or remove as needed to adjust to your temperature. You don’t want to be too bundled, yet if a chilly breeze comes your way, you want to be protected. Choosing layers makes it easy to stay comfortable and protected. Choose moisture-wicking items to keep sweat from making you feel too cold.
– Be as visible as possible
As daylight hours wane, jogging can make you less visible to drivers as well as hunters. This is especially important on those early morning or early evening jogs. Bright clothes and reflective detailing will help you be visible, especially in trail areas where hunters are active.
– Watch your route
While the scenery is gorgeous in fall, those wet leaves can really trip you up. You can slip and hurt yourself along those tree-lined routes, so proceed with caution. It helps to wear shoes that have good grip too, but that may not always save you from slipping.
– Don’t forget to bring water
In the heat of summer, you couldn’t possibly forget your water. But for fall, it’s just as important to stay hydrated. With all those layers, a hydration pack is a great way to tuck it all in and never forget this essential element while you’re out jogging.
– Use a headlamp
If you were jogging before fall, you likely noticed the gradual change of light in the morning and night. With less hours of sunlight during this season, it’s a smart idea to light the way. Flashlights can be bulky though, so choose a headlamp instead. It helps illuminate your path and also adds more visibility, allowing drivers to see you better. Be sure you check the batteries on yours to ensure they’re going strong before you set off.
– Go with a buddy
Just getting started with jogging? Fall is a spectacular time to do it but even the weather may not hold your motivation for long. Get a friend to join you and it will make exercise more fun. Plus, you’re more likely to stick to it with company.
Don’t have anyone to jog with you? A personal trainer can help with that. Let one come to you with In Your Home Therapy. We meet you at your convenience to help you stick to your fitness goals. You’ll never be alone when you jog with us!