Careful walking

DonnaAnn
By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-07-23 22:49:57 -0500
Started 2008-07-18 21:44:38 -0500

when walking in the road, please remember these guidlines:
1. wear bright clothing or a reflective jacket when biking or riding a bike. If riding a bike, wear a helmet!
2. always walk where you are visible, in a neighborhood. Always walk against traffic and ride with traffic.
3.Bring a bottle of water and your cell phone. the water keeps you hydrated and the cell phone is for YOU to call in case of a problem like a injury. Put the phone on vibrate so it wont distrupt you and you do not have to answer it!

Tags: weight loss

8 replies

morris.js
morris.js 2008-07-21 23:53:49 -0500 Report

Everything said here is great advice. The only thing I would add is that if at all possible, walk or ride with a friend or relative. Someone who can give aid if you become too disoriented or weak and shakey to take care of yourself. I know with some of the lows I have experienced, it is difficult to even get a good grip on your cell phone etc.
Besides that, if you walk with others, you are less likely to back out of taking that walk. When you do things alone, it is easy to find reasons not to do it…LOL

JoJoCooks
JoJoCooks 2008-07-22 01:00:37 -0500 Report

Great advice John. How are you feeling?? Hope that you are almost back to normal. It's good to see you back online :)

Jo

JoJoCooks
JoJoCooks 2008-07-21 07:42:33 -0500 Report

I also would like to add, when you have a cell phone we should all have in our phones what I call ICE. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. In case you are unable to use your cellphone. It is really important to have an emergency contact number and a bit of info under the words ICE. Most EMT's and medical personell know what it stands for. I have it in my phone and urge everyone to do the same.

Happy Walking!!

Jo

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-07-21 22:22:40 -0500 Report

I have heard of ICE and it is a very good thing to do. Geat thing to tell us! One thing that I have done on my phone is make sure that in my contacts my first telephone number is HOME.

butterfly_8
butterfly_8 2008-07-21 06:37:38 -0500 Report

It is also advisable to have something available to eat or drink in case of a drop in blood sugar.Make sure you have taken any medication required before leaving home.It is always good to have a medical alert on your person, if God forbid there is a need to know situation.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-19 02:12:16 -0500 Report

Great tips to be sure. I hate helmet head, but I would hate splatter head more. LOL. I try to stick to side walks too if I am walking, and we have some great bike trails I am itching to try out. Thanks for the cell phone tip. I would not have thought about that.

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-07-18 21:47:50 -0500 Report

remember to check you sugar levels before and after you work out. if your walking any good length of distance always bring something light to carry food ( snack bar,protien bar,fruit) or sugar tablets in case of a "low".

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