Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors

Top 5 Tips for Safe Spring Runs Locke Hughes shape.com

11 Tips for Staying Safe on the Roads By Jennifer Van Allen Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:00 am runnersworld.com
Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re walking and running outside.

Morning

10 Ways You Can Stay Safe When Out On Morning Runs By Mile Posts Published Sep. 5, 2014 Updated Dec. 7, 2016 womensrunning.competitor.com
“..I personally have had run-ins with crazy people in cars. I’ve had people swerve towards me while I was pushing my kids in the running stroller, and sadly I saw a woman who died from being hit and dragged by a trash truck not 15 feet from the front door of my townhouse. These incidents have kept me on my toes while running, so to say. I know that keeping myself safe is my priority. I can’t rely on others to see me or for people to act in a manner that they should.

Here are some of my tips for staying safe on early morning runs—though many of these tips work for other times as well!…”

Night

10 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark – Happy Fit Mama happyfitmama.com

Running at Night: 6 Safety Tips for Beginners – YouTube

Women

6 Running Safety Tips By Lauren Hargrave For Active.com
“..It’s summer. That means warmer weather, more daylight, people out and about enjoying the sunshine—it has to be safer to run outdoors, right? Wrong.

Generally speaking, yes, it is safer to run when it’s light out, as opposed to when it’s dark, but there’s something that happens to most of us during daylight—we feel invincible. And this is just as hazardous as running by ourselves at midnight on a poorly lit street…”

Jogging Trails: 7 Tips to Stay Safe – YouTube

Running

Proper Breathing While Running | How To

Running Tips : How to Control Breathing While Running
https://youtu.be/U5jTngZqrhI
*see Medical: How the Lungs (respiratory system) Function? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How To Run Properly For Beginners – 5 Running Secrets

Joggers

Jogging For Beginners – Tips For Proper Technique

Walking

Safety and Walking Tips | Move It People moveitpeople.com

SURFACE AREA

Top 10 Running Surfaces Marc Bloom
By Marc Bloom Posted on June 1, 2002 runnersworld.co.uk
Not all running surfaces are created equal – we’ve rated the top 10, from asphalt to woodland
“..“In the summer, when I run mainly on grass, my whole body seems to relax,” said two-time world indoor champion Marcus O’Sullivan after winning a mile race. Concrete, he noticed, sent shock waves through his body and was a surefire route to long-term damage. There was only one way to sum it up: “I’m convinced that if you run on softer surfaces, your career will last longer.” ..”

“Hard”

Don’t run on hard surfaces
Posted at: Aug 2, 2015, 12:52 AM; last updated: Jul 29, 2015, 7:45 PM (IST) tribuneindia.com
Jog in parks or on grass as running on solid surfaces like concrete or on roads can give you knee problems
“..Hard surface runs can lead to inflammation like Achilles tendonitis,( a condition where the tendon that connects the heel bone to lower leg becomes inflamed, causing heel pain), inflammation of the tendons and muscles in the front and outside of the leg, the knees cap and the lower leg bone, or tibia. Sometimes repetitive impact also can lead to stress fractures in the small bones of the foot or ankle, which can ultimately result in breakage. Changing your running surface, “is much like increasing your mileage, changing your shoes or some other aspect of your training program.” Abrupt changes can be risky so notice your problems first before going on any coclusion…”

5. Synthetic Track
Nowadays, almost all British tracks are made of modern synthetic materials. While most people think of them purely as fast surfaces for fast runners, they’re more versatile than that.
Pros: Synthetic tracks provide a reasonably forgiving surface and, being exactly 400 metres around, make measuring distances and timing sessions easy.
Cons: With two long curves on every lap, ankles, knees and hips are put under more stress than usual. Longer runs also become very tedious.
Conclusion: Tracks are ideal for speedwork, but you have to be dedicated to use them for anything else.
Rating: 7…”

Sal: I personally prefer running on a “rubber” outdoor track…

…it’s easier on my knees and I don’t have to worry about the other “outdoor elements” (e.g. unexpected uneven surfaces, traffic, etc..)

Is running on concrete bad for your knees?

s Running on Pavement Risky? updated Jul 29, 2017
by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canada bio painscience.com
Hard-surface running may be risk factor for running injuries like patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis

“…there’s a lot of research about impact, some of it concerning different surfaces, just a few of those specifically about the relationship between impact and injury. As of the end of 2016, there were only about 18 decent experiments, with too many differences between them to clearly interpret. A review of these by van der Worp et al concluded just a single thing with confidence: a history of stress fractures is associated with a higher impact forces in running gait.13..”

Neutral

The Best Running Surface for Your Knees outsideonline.com
Is running on hard surfaces really bad for your knees?
“…The bottom line: When it comes to injury, researchers currently believe no single surface is better than another. Concrete, for instance, is hard, but it’s typically consistent. Asphalt roads often are cambered for drainage, while the unpredictability of many grass and dirt surfaces can cause instant injuries. (Mickey Mantle famously injured his right knee during the 1951 World Series when he sprinted across a baseball field and caught his shoe on a sprinkler.) Your best bet for avoiding injuries, experts say: mix it up. Incorporate a variety of surfaces into your training, including grass, dirt, asphalt, concrete, and tracks…”

*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Common Injuries

KNEE
*see Medical: Knee Dislocation-Causes, treatment, healing, etc…? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome) Treatment – YouTube

How To Fix Knee Pain – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – YouTube

*see Medical: Parts of the Muscular System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Beauty: Hair Coloring Safety?

http://eluxemagazine.com/beauty/10-of-the-best-natural-hair-dyes/

“”..But as much as we may love them, there’s no denying that all permanent hair colours contain a cocktail of chemicals–the trick is choosing the least toxic mix.

The most common – and dangerous – of these chemicals is probably PPDs (p-Phenylenediamine), which has been linked to bladder cancer, lung, kidney and nervous system disorders and severe allergic reactions. It’s almost impossible to formulate a hair colourant without PPDs, however; the main thing to watch for, in this case, is the concentration of the chemical. In mainstream supermarket brands, it can be as high as 5-6%, whereas for brands that claim to be natural, it can often be less than 1%, and yes, that difference does mean a lot: it’s the difference between, say, smoking a pack of cigarettes and being beside someone having a smoke.

Other chemicals to watch for include the following:

..”

Which brand do you recommend?

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty-products/hair-dye-reviews/advice/a17382/non-toxic-hair-dyes-55021302/
“..If you’re a chemical ingredient junkie, here’s some of what should be avoided in conventional hair dyes: ammonia, peroxide, PPDs (para-phenylenediamines, the chemical that creates color and is widely thought to be carcinogenic), coal tar (the FDA issued a warning about it being a possible cancer risk back in 1993), lead, toluene and resorcinol…” Here’s a list of seven brands I’ve heard are quite pure. Most are widely available but I’m including their manufacturer’s websites so people can do their own research and ingredient-label-reading before using. Several of these brands are also available at Naturalhairdye.com, which has an interesting decision guide to help consumers make educated choices.

Herbatint ($10 or so at amazon.com)
Light Mountain ($16 or so at amazon.com)
Surya Henna ($7 or so at amazon.com)
Naturcolor
Rainbow Henna ($8 or so at amazon.com)
Morrocco Method Simply Pure Henna
Color Me Naturally by Aubrey ($16 or so at amazon.com)

Others:

https://www.vitacost.com/naturtint-permanent-hair-color-4n-natural-chestnut-5-28-fl-oz-11

Touch-up

Using Natural Hair Dye to Cover Gray: 3 Things You Need to Know AUGUST 18, 2015 greenbeautyteam.com
“..Using natural hair dye to cover gray completely is unrealistic. If you, like the customer I mentioned earlier, would rather saw your legs off at the knees than live with gray hair, or were simply hoping I would tell you all about some incredible, permanent, non-toxic hair color brand you could run out and buy today, this article is probably going to be a bit of a letdown…

3. ACCEPT THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO COVER ALL THE GRAY.

Nor are you likely to achieve a highly specific, consistent shade of color every time. The technology simply doesn’t exist (yet) in the world of non-toxic chemicals. Accept it now, and make life much easier for yourself and those around you.

If applied correctly, natural hair color will almost certainly give you some decent coverage of the grays, along with rich color, and a hefty dose of shine. Adjust your expectations accordingly, and you’re much more likely to be happy with the results…”

NON-CHEMICALS

A Safer Way to Color Your Hair {with Madison Reed} healthstartsinthekitchen.com
“..eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and taking care of my skin, has kept me looking much younger than my peers. My decision to color my hair wasn’t one that I made lightly, I spent countless hours researching the different natural hair color options, and perhaps even more time experimenting with my own hair using several different methods.

And I have to admit, much of my experimentation ended in giant messes, alligator tears and less than optimal results…”

https://youtu.be/IRxRr_p_ApE
“Madison Reed
Published on Aug 18, 2014
Here’s how Madison Reed is transforming the at-home coloring experience with healthier hair color and hair care products that deliver vibrant, salon-quality results

Find your perfect hair color and Live Life Brilliantly!

http://www.madison-reed.com

Safest & fastest way to color grey hair naturally

Ditch the Chemicals — 7 Ways to Color Your Hair Naturally BY Annmarie Skin Care annmariegianni.com
“…Coloring Your Hair Naturally

Turns out we can use a lot of natural ingredients—some of which we can find in our kitchens—to create new hair color. It depends on what color you’re looking for, how intense you want it, and how much time you want to spend.

Keep in mind that natural color products are not the same as chemical color products. They don’t usually last as long, you won’t be able to completely change your natural color, and the color may be slightly different than you imagined. (Of course, that often happens in the salon, too!)

It may take some time and experimentation to get the color you’re looking for, but meanwhile you’ll actually be doing something good for your hair.

A helpful tip: If you’re not sure you’re brave enough to try the following dyes on your entire head of hair, save some from your next trim or cut off a few locks and test a small amount of natural dye first.

Another helpful tip: Always rinse out your color with apple cider vinegar to help the color last longer. Try rinsing with a vinegar/water solution, or mix one-tablespoon apple cider vinegar with about a cup of water in a spray bottle and apply after coloring hair—don’t rinse.

If you’re not into making your own, there are a few brands of natural dye out there. Here are a few that look good to us:

Logona Herbal Hair Color
Naturtint Ammonia Free Hair Color
Herbatint Hair Color
Palette by Nature
Organic Color Systems

7 Ingredients To Color Your Hair Naturally..

5. Henna

One of the most popular natural hair coloring ingredients, henna is a powdered form of the leaves that come from the henna plant. These leaves have a natural and effective coloring pigment that has been used for thousands of years to dye hair, nails, and skin.

-Black

Rainbow Research, Henna, Hair Color & Conditioner, Black (Deep Ebony), 4 oz (113 g) iherb.com
“..
Description

Dye and Chemical Free
100% Natural Plant Powder

100% Natural botanical hair color and conditioner free of all chemicals, preservatives and dyes.

Made from 100% plant material
Conditions, add body and shine to all hair types
Can be used to cover gray or white hair
Fades out gradually, last 4-6 weeks on average (safe to use more frequently)

..”
Radico Colour Me Organic Hair Color – Soft Black by Radico jet.com
“..”COLOUR-ME-ORGANIC”, an organic hair color dye, which is a perfect blend of rare hair treatment herbs without any chemicals. This is the first certified organic hair dye which covers gray hair effectively and properly in one step with no synthetic ingredients.
Manufactured by using ayurvedic, natural and organic herbs, it gently coats your hair for vibrant stable color that lasts long. It balances and nourishes the hair shaft to prevent breakage and overdrying. Leaves hair shiny, thick, lustrous and naturally healthy…”

Rainbow Research Henna Hair Color and Conditioner, Persian Black Deep Ebony, 4 Ounce amazon.com

How to apply Henna to Natural Hair

All Natural – Henna Hair Coloring – Get rid of the Grey hair!

Madison Reed>
Sal: *suggested by my sister

Madison Reed
October 12 at 1:32pm ·
“My hair felt so healthy after I used Madison Reed. I loved the color!!!! And the kit came with EVERYTHING I needed to color my hair. Super easy.” — Annika, Radiant Cream Color in Pescara Black
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