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Tips For Keeping Kids Safe Around Exercise Equipment

Unfortunately for iron man Mike Tyson, the biggest fight of his life may be ahead of him as he deals with the tragic loss of his four-year-old daughter, Exodus. The young girl's life was cut short after a treadmill accident in the family's Arizona home. Our hearts go out to them. In light of this enormous loss, parents are taking precautions to safeguard their tots around exercise equipment. Here are some tips:

  • Lock the door to your home gym and keep machines unplugged.
  • Exercise while your wee ones sleep so they won't be tempted by the machinery. If you work out while they are awake, do not allow them in the room and depending on their ages arrange for appropriate supervision.
  • Supervise tweens and teens while they are working out. And, prior to them using machines give them a lesson in the bells and whistles and hazards of each piece of equipment.
  • Remove unused cords from machines and/or secure them so they don't hang loose.
  • When buying exercise equipment, splurge for models with protective covers and emergency stop buttons.
  • If your tot accompanies you to the gym, make sure the child care facility is secure so your wee one doesn't wander around where members are working out.
  • Don't encourage your children to test out machines or play and hang on them for fun.

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