Over the past couple of years, more people than ever before have begun investing in their very own home exercise equipment. This can be an excellent way to get in shape, set good routines, and enjoy better health. However, home exercise equipment, like so many things around your house, can also pose a threat to your wellbeing if not used properly.
This can especially be the case if you have small children in your home. Their natural curiosity and desire to be like grown-ups may draw them into your home gym, and if left unsupervised, that exercise equipment can be very dangerous to children. Powered equipment has the risk of electrical shock, and power cords can strangle very small children. Moving parts on an elliptical, treadmill, or exercise bike can quickly become dangerous pinch points. If you own home exercise equipment, be sure to store it safely when not in use.