GETTING ANSWERS: Jogging safety tips

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Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 6:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - After a woman was killed while out jogging in Memphis, many are concerned about their safety while exercising.

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Dr. Shelley Armstrong, director of Kids on the Run, provided some jogging safety tips for those in the community.

Q: How can joggers in the community practice safe habits?

A: I think the most important thing to do is to find a group to run with. That is one thing I love about this city, is that we have a tremendous running community. No matter your age, or ability, or pace, you can find a group to run with.

Q: What are top risks joggers face?

A: Other than your common running injuries, traffic accidents are a risk, falling, animal attacks and of course assault.

Q: Are there resources for joggers and their families to stay connected

A: Garmin is a great watch but it also can provide tracking apps for your friends or family. Strava has a really great system where you can provide three people with a individualized link that will give them live time access to where you are on your run. Another one is React Mobile and that’s a personal safety app.


You can find information on running events and groups for people of all ages and skill levels, here.