Running can be enjoyable and a great way to lose and maintain your weight. The writer himself runs every morning to stay healthy and fit. In particular the writer has found that running is more enjoyable when this exercise can be performed outside, because of the different sights a person may see when they run outdoors. The writer has seen many deer, and rabbits along with meeting some nice people along the way. However, the writer has recently been hearing about another situation that other runners have encountered along their running paths and that is wild bears.
A young girl was recently attacked twice by a black bear while running near a wooded area by her grandmother’s home, read the article link below, luckily she survived the attack. In fact it has been brought to the writer’s attention that bears attacks are on the rise. Information as to why these attacks are occurring on a more frequent basis is because food sources for bears are dwindling as a result of humans taking over more of their habitat. Also bears will be hibernating soon so they are building up their bodies for their long nap so to speak. The writer’s take on this is not allow this fear or concern deter from your fitness goals. Run with a partner if you can and be aware of your surroundings. That means keep your iPod music level a lower volume, don’t get distracted. Finally always look for escape options if you encounter a bear or any wild animal, grab a stick or rock to throw because chances are you the runner will not outrun a bear. Bears can run as fast as 30 miles per hour and have great climbing and swimming abilities. Just play it safe and be more careful when running outdoors, don’t panic because you are the person in control. For more information please consult with the links below or the writer at dadsonpowermode.com.