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.
Groin kick. Bring your knee up into the attacker’s frontal crotch area as hard as possible. This one is meant for male attackers. However, if attacked frontally by a female, you can press your thumbs hard into both sides of the groin section toward the top of the creases between the legs and torso. This latter maneuver is a life-guards way of breaking clutch holds while saving drowning swimmers.
Touching him for three to five seconds will cause loss of balance and muscle control along with total mental confusion and disorientation. If you stun him, he will stay down long enough for you to call for help.
Stun devices-usually we think of stun guns. Stun guns interrupt the neuro-muscular system for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. A 3 to 5 second application causes the body to over work very rapidly similar to running a marathon. It depletes the body of all blood sugars so there’s no energy left. Tasers work by shooting out two electrified barbs that when they hit the target overrides the central nervous system providing incredible take down power-greater than a 9 mm handgun. They have almost 100 percent stopping power.
personal alarm s are also good for the elderly. If your aged mother lives alone and would have trouble getting up if she fell, a personal alarm would sound loud enough to alert neighbors that she needs help.
Always use a licensed taxi or car service. Avoid the “Town Cars” that often cruise the streets looking to solicit rides. This practice is common at airports and other public transportation terminals and is unlawful in many states and cities. Many public taxi companies have the operator’s license posted in the rear of the cab for your inspection. Look for it and compare the photo to the driver.
Always remember: You and your loved ones deserve the safest life possible. But wishful thinking can only take you so far. You must act as soon as possible. Protect yourself and your loved ones today, while still in time. There is no time to waste!