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Jogging & Fitness

How to Protect yourself from Attack while Running

There are always people who think it's appropriate to commit assault. While the correct thing is for society to teach people assault is not okay, that solution won't help you in the split second before an assault. If you're doing something physically exhausting, such as jogging through a park or around your block, then you'll be in no position to fight back.

While the idea of "predators" hanging around just waiting for a target is nothing but paranoia, it is true that plenty of people will jump on a target of opportunity. Given that fact, most people don't like the idea of carrying around a gun. Unfortunately, the alternative is to let someone attack you. Neither option is particularly thrilling. You can't control other people's actions. They should leave you alone, but that doesn't mean they will. Which means that even though it shouldn't be your responsibility to protect yourself, it's often a necessity.

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This means you'll want a self-defense product for runners that's small, easy to carry, and easy to use quickly. There are a number of self-defense products for runners on the market that can help immensely when it comes to protecting yourself. Many of them are small and lightweight, as well! This makes them perfect tools for protection when you're jogging.

Pepper spray is a fantastic tool for defending yourself. Pepper spray is non-lethal, yet it can stop a potential assault before it gets underway. If you've ever touched your eyes or your nose after eating hot wings, then you know how much pepper spice can hurt. Pepper spray has the same chemical, but in such high doses that it causes a person's nose, throat, and eyes to begin swelling immediately. These effects only last for around twenty to thirty minutes, but that's ample time for you to get away.

MACE Jogger Spray is a great brand of pepper spray since it can hit a target from up to 12 feet away. It also comes with a specially designed flip-top safety cap. This ensures there are no accidental shots.

Ensure you keep the spray out of the hands of children and away from anything that could puncture the can. It's also recommended to store the spray at a temperature between 32 and 50 degrees Celsius. This helps keep it from becoming depressurized. Pepper spray has an effective shelf life of 4 years, though it may be functional for some time after that. However, it's best not to gamble your safety on that possibility and discard it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

MACE Jogger Spray is small, which makes it easy to carry. It also comes with a velcro holder, that way it can hang from your belt, shirt, or MP3 player as you jog. Alternatively, you can always hook it onto your keys. That allows you multiple ways to keep it close to hand.