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Updated 05 March 2014

13 danger zones in your life

Danger could be lurking while you're in these places, or doing these things. Watch out and be alert so you don't get hurt.

Accidents and other unfortunate things happen, but many of them can be avoided if you are alert and keep the possibilities of danger in mind. There are specific zones, or times, when you are more at risk. Most of these also apply to guys.

Leaving and entering your home. If you are laden with parcels, or files from work, or if you are scrounging in your bag to find your keys, you are an ideal target for muggers or hijackers. Never walk out the door without checking who is in the street first. By the same token, don't enter your home if there are strangers in the street – drive round the block first. Don't enter your home if anything looks suspicious.

Read more: How to prevent being hijacked

Unhealthy eating. Living on takeaways, chips and chocolates is a great temptation if you have a very demanding job and little time for cooking. This can lead to all sorts of health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Good planning is required in this regard. Cooking in bulk and freezing portions could be a solution.

 
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