Ever since track coach Bill Bowerman and heart specialist W.E. Harris penned the book titled “Jogging” in 1967, people across the United States have been putting one foot in front of the other and exercising their way to fitness. Jogging is still one of the most widespread forms of exercise, and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you are a jogger, or you have a loved one who is, then you need to know 10 ways joggers can increase their safety.
Ear slap. With your fingers tightly closed and slightly cupped, slap both hands sideways atop both of the attacker’s ears simultaneously as hard as possible. The resulting popping or ringing sensation will give you a few seconds to do a knee-to-groin kick or to break free.
No matter what non lethal weapon you choose, don’t ever forget that self defense is your right. Pepper sprays are a great and very effective way of defending yourself and your loved ones. And that’s a fact.
Be aware of your surroundings. Familiarize yourself with the campus and local areas. Find a good map and study it well. Know where there are well lit routes back to your dorm. Have emergency phone numbers available on your cell phone.
Additionally, you have the added benefit of a personal alarm for children on this unit to scare off an assailant or to notify others at a distance that you are in danger.
First of all, know where your children are at all times. Be sure they understand the importance of letting you know where they are going, when they will be back and who they will be with. If possible, have them leave you a phone number where they will be. Relay to them that you are not just being a control freak, but rather it is their safety you have in mind.
If you are in the market for a self defense product look for quality, effectiveness, and a biggie-LEGALITY. Stun guns are not legal in some states. Check with your local police department first before you get one.