Safety tips & healthy habits

As with any physical activity there are a number of things to consider when you're starting a new routine. Find a few safety tips and healthy habits below to help you along the way.

Safety Tips

  • Secure your valuables. Leave cash, mp3 players and other property in a secure location before taking a walk.
  • Don’t use your cell phone. Chatting or texting while you walk limits your awareness of traffic, passing joggers and bikes, or other hazards.  You also become a distracted, easy target for crime.
  • Keep music low. If you do chose to use an mp3 player, keep the volume at a low level so that you can hear bells and other warnings from bicyclists, runners and pedestrians. 
  • Use the buddy system. Whenever possible, plan your walk with others. If you walk alone, tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you see someone suspicious, be prepared to alter your route.
  • Cyclists may encounter slippery and difficult conditions walking their bikes down to the valley (and up again).
  • Use ravine paths during daylight hours and bring a buddy.
  • Carry a cell phone for emergency situations.
  • Call for help. If you feel threatened or need assistance, call Campus Police at 416-978-2222.

Healthy Habits

  • Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetable every day.
  • Drink at least 4 glasses of water every day. 
  • Eat 3 meals every day when you can.
  • Limit TV, computer time and video games to 2 hours per day.
  • Get moving for at least 1 hour every day.