Children's Health and Wellness

A Dangerous Mix: Youngsters and Exercise Equipment

Young children often stick their hands or feet into treadmills, stationary bicycles and rowing or stair-climbing machines, which can cause a serious injury. About 25,000 children are injured each year on exercise equipment. If you have one of these machines at home, don't use it when a child is in the room unless someone else is watching the youngster closely.

Print Source: Vitality magazine
Online Source: Children's Hospital of Philadelphiahttp://www.chop.edu/
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 2/22/2005
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