Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 02 May 2013 Prevent car hijacking Every year, thousands of South Africans become victims of car hijackings. Luckily, there is much you can do to make sure you're not an easy target. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid Every year, thousands of South Africans become victims of car hijackings. Luckily, there is much you can do to make sure you're not an easy target.Take action:When you walk towards your car, check if you're being followed – if you're not sure, go past your car, or go into a shop or other establishment; if you think someone might be following you while driving, don’t go home, but drive to the nearest police station; when approaching an intersection, drive in the centre lane to make it harder for people to approach you; ensure that the area around your gate is well-lit – many hijackings occur while victims wait for the gate to open; always let someone know where you are going and how long you will be gone; take self-defence lessons.Visit our First Aid Centre for more info. More in Lifestyle A South African cancer survivor helps to fight the disease More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.