Many people use exercise equipment to keep active, build up muscle, and stay in good shape. However, as with any piece of equipment, gym equipment can cause potential injury to its user in the home. Here are a couple things to keep in mind while using your equipment.

It’s interesting to note that a U.S. consumer product safety commission estimates that around 8,700 children under the age of 5 and over 16,000 children between the ages of 5 and 14 are injured in a year from exercise equipment injuries, such as improper use or just general messing around. So there is definitely a need to raise awareness of the potential hazards. One thing you would want to do is never leave dun bell’s in an easily accessible location, or in an unstable one where the dun bell could potentially fall. Regarding treadmills, each treadmill comes with a safety key, which is required to turn on the treadmill. By keeping this out of the reach of children, it greatly reduces the risk of children activating the treadmill and result in injury.

Another simple thing that you can do is to keep gym equipment in a locked room that is inaccessible. That way your children can’t get to the equipment in the first place. When your working out, you may be distracted by a tv, music, or other things, and may not notice your children behind you or to the side of you. An easy fix is to move the equipment into a spot where you can clearly see your surrounding’s. These are just a couple things you can do to keep your home hazard free from your gym equipment.