Running while listening to music is very common these days and we’ve talked about the dangers and other reasons to avoid it here. We’ve all done it before and some love it more than others but since we’re the “Run SMART” guys we felt it necessary to make you aware of this new study…
The study illustrates the dangers of using devices such as music players with headphones, they wrote. While the risk of using mobile phones and other devices while driving is well documented, little is known about distraction associated with wearing headphones while walking, the authors wrote.
“Sensory deprivation that results from using headphones with electronic devices may be a unique problem in pedestrian incidents, where auditory cues can be more important than visual ones,” they wrote.
Next time I hit the roads I’ll turn the music off until I reach the trail.