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exercise-equipment-injuries

Exercise equipment Injuries are a real risk for people seeking fitness at a home or gym. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 1500 visits to the emergency room from gym fitness equipment related accidents and 50,000 visits from home fitness equipment related accidents in 2009. Injuries caused by exercise and exercise […]

personal-trainer

Personal Injuries are a real risk for people seeking fitness at a home or gym. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 1500 visits to the emergency room from gym fitness equipment related accidents and 50,000 visits from home fitness equipment related accidents in 2009. A qualified personal trainer can help to […]

Weight-lifting-injuries

More people are weight-lifting to gain muscle than ever before; women in particular are increasing their participation. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, 34.5 million Americans participated in weight training in 2009. A study that was published in the April issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that from 1990 to 2007, […]

crossfit-training-tips

The popular workout program CrossFit has received much scrutiny for its perceived risk of injuries. A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that injury rates for CrossFit participants are actually the same as for regular workouts. Researchers in the study found that 73.5 percent of participants had sustained an […]

boxing-injuries

Boxing is a physical, combat sport which can put participants at risk for boxing injuries. Surprisingly, however, boxing is a relatively safe sport compared to others. When boxing injuries occur, however, they range from the minor to the serious. Common Boxing Injuries Many boxing injuries can be prevented with proper training and protection techniques. This […]

martial-arts-injuries

All types of martial arts are physically demanding and carry a high rate of personal injury. Martial Arts injuries are incurred by novices and seasoned athletes and cover the gamut from minor to severe. Beginner athletes tend to sustain sprains and soft-tissue injuries in Karate, Mixed Martial Arts and Thai Kick Boxing. When professional fighters […]

zumba-sports-injuries

With the rush back to the gym in January, the cardio-dance fitness trend Zumba is more popular than ever. More than 12 million people participate in classes every week and this has led to an increase in Zumba sports injuries. Orthopedic surgeons and hospital emergency rooms see Zumba related injuries on a weekly basis. New […]

Frozen-lake-accident

Frozen lakes present a draw, particularly to children and men who revel in outdoor activities such as ice skating and snowmobiling. Sadly, frozen lakes are an accident waiting to happen; public officials should work to raise awareness about their dangers through advertisements and signage located at main access points. Every year there are tragic deaths […]

christmas-safety-tips

Christmas is here! The hustle and bustle of people coming in and out of your home creates opportunities for Christmas accidents. Avoid a Christmas accident by following some basic Christmas safety tips. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 15,000 people were admitted to the Emergency Room for holiday decorating injuries alone in […]

hanukkah-safety-tips

Hanukkah is the festival of lights and in this case, lights equal fire. In the last decade, dozens of fires have broken out in homes as a result of candles being lit unsafely. Even one candle lit unsafely can cause a big fire. Oil fires from frying latkes and other foods are also a potential […]