There is nothing quite like getting outdoors and enjoying some serious exercise. When the weather is good and you’re in the mood, there are numerous outdoor activities you can enjoy. Running, walking, hiking and even playing games in the park – all these are possibilities, and there are many others you can consider as well.
Of course, the main thing to be aware of is the need for safety. Safe outdoor exercise will ensure you can have a good time without running into any problems or suffering any injuries. To this end, it is good to find a safe place to exercise that won’t increase the odds of being hurt while you are out.
Staying safe while exercising outdoors
It’s a good idea to choose an area that will be safe and free from traffic and other challenges. For example, choose a park to jog round, or a large open space where you can happily play a racket sport with someone else, without being in the way of other people or watching for traffic every minute.
It is also wise to keep out in the open and use areas that are frequented by lots of other people. You cannot avoid coming across kids on bikes, or dogs that are off the lead, but you can do everything possible to find a safe area where there are far fewer potential hazards present. If you are walking, running or jogging, choosing a path that is even and easy to use is a good idea too. Not only will it keep you away from less well-travelled areas, it should also be easier underfoot. This reduces the chance of injury.
Have you been hurt instead of enjoying safe outdoor exercise?
Even when you take all the right precautions, things can still potentially go wrong at times. Sometimes you might have an accident because you didn’t look where you were going. However, there are also times when accidents can happen because someone else has been negligent. For example, if you stick to the path through a park and it is filled with potholes that haven’t been filled, this would be the responsibility of the person in charge of the park to rectify.
Accident Advice Helpline can consider whether your injury was caused through negligence. If so, one of our lawyers can help you. Call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead