Home Gym Injuries Skyrocket

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It’s not funny but I admit this headline and graphic did make me laugh. Injuries from at-home workouts increased 48% during the pandemic.

It stands to reason. Inexperienced people should not be left to their own devices with hard-core equipment. Treadmills and stationary bikes accounted for 37% of the injuries but people went to the hospital for push-ups and stretches gone wrong too.

Experts say that you should stretch properly before and after your workouts, take some time to clear out your space before exercising and make an effort to learn how to use your gear before you use it. It turns out it’s not as easy as riding a bicycle, even if the bicycle goes nowhere.

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