Us women need to learn proper know-how to help protect ourselves from potential attackers. Check out the following expert tips to help you stay away from danger.
1. Don’t Be On Your Phone
If you’re talking on your phone when an attacker approaches, you may be mentally distracted and without good peripheral vision. You’ll also only have one hand free to fend off an attacker. Here’s a rule of thumb: Call your friend or significant other before you head out to let them know where you are and where you’re going. If you see someone who looks suspicious and it makes you more comfortable to take out your phone, using it as a decoy, you may want to do so.
2. Keep Your Purse On Your Less Dominant Shoulder
Many of us women keep our lives in our bags. If we are attacked by someone, we may be clinging to our purse for dear life. If that situation arises, you’re going to want to keep your bag on your less dominant shoulder, so that you have your stronger arm available to fend off your attacker.
3. Don’t Make Your Purchases Widely Known
If you’re using a luxurious bag to carry around your dry cleaning or something else in plain sight, you may be making yourself more of a target.
4. Radiate Confidence
Keep your head high, stand up straight and have a good walking pace. Attackers are less likely to strike confident-looking women because these type of women look like they’re more likely to fight back.
5. Scream Like No Other
Your voice can really be your best weapon, says Gabrielle Rubin, founder of the Female Awareness self defense course. If your voice has volume, attitude and intensity, you can use it before the attacker even touches you, getting others involved in defending you.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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