Treadmill checks Beware of strange symptoms

stepping on a treadmill always poses risks, 24,400 injuries occurred as the direct result of treadmill use.

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We don’t often think of danger when we head to the Gym, but stepping on a treadmill always poses risks. 24,400 injuries occurred as the direct result of treadmill use,  almost 40 percent of the 62,600 injuries from exercise equipment, making these machines the most dangerous you’ll find in your gym. You can use this precautions when next you get on a treadmill.

 1. Always ensure you know your health status before hitting the gym. if you have risk factors like age, being male, or a high-stress job.” Check for coronary issues, even if you feel healthy. A lot of times we see people running and collapse. Or cases of heart attack.

 2. If you’re on the treadmill and you feel any chest pain, any shortness of breath beyond what you’re used to in a given workout, or any light-headedness, you need to step off. “Light-headedness is one most people don’t think of, But it can show you’re not getting enough blood supply to the brain, and be a preceding factor for passing out.

 3. Besides coronary issues, other reasons for treadmill falls can usually be pinned to distraction. Usually you have a comfort zone if you’re on a machine you’re used to, but if you’re on vacation or using an unfamiliar machine, you want to take time to get used to it,  Start your workout at a slower pace, be aware of the width of the band, and ditch the headphones or TV until you find your rhythm. 

4. use safety tabs on machine, you know the attachments on the treadmill that are meant to immediately stop the machine if you step out of line? Those attachments could prevent a fall, and are especially important if your treadmill is close to the wall in an unfamiliar area.

 5. Keep help nearby, take someone along to the gym or preferably tell someone, although the gym seem safe you can familiarise yourself with the people around you at the gym, also keep your phone nearby incase of an emergency.

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