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Are Treadmills Inherently Dangerous?

Following the accidental death of SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, the media has focused on the safety of treadmills. Are treadmills inherently dangerous?

67% of writers and pundits say no
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last 24 hours | ozarksfirst
Thousands Hospitalized Each Year for Treadmill Injuries - OzarksFirst.com
"...If the treadmill is your equipment of choice, experts say there's no reason to change that. Just be careful and alert...." see full article


955 days ago | cnn
The risk of the lonely distance runner - CNN

"...Yes, people sometimes get hurt exercising, but there are countless studies proving the benefits outweigh the risks. You will live longer, feel better, sleep more soundly, and becomephysiologically healthier...." see full article


955 days ago | farmingtonhills.legalexaminer
Goldberg's Death Prompts Treadmill Safety Reminder - Legal Examiner
"...Bottom line, like driving a car or anything else, don't take safety as a given. And remember, the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks...." see full article


955 days ago | well.blogs.nytimes
Well | Treadmill May Be Riskiest Machine, but Injuries From It Still Rare - New York Times (blog)
"...The death of David Goldberg on a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico was tragic, untimely and a shock to those who knew him. It was also very rare...." see full article


956 days ago | cnn
Dave Goldberg's death highlights unseen dangers of treadmills - CNN

"...The machines' dizzyingly fast belts can lead to a loss of balance, resulting in bruises, broken bones or worse. One can also get entangled in its cords, which can cause asphyxiation. But deaths such as Goldberg's are rare...." see full article


956 days ago | washingtonpost
Dave Goldberg's death points to rise and risks of treadmills in era of smartphones - Washington Post

"...Data suggest that the problem is getting worse. As high-tech, high-powered treadmills proliferate, so, too, do the digital distractions that make the machines even more dangerous...." see full article


957 days ago | blogs.wsj
David Goldberg's Death Puts Spotlight on Risks of Treadmills - Wall Street Journal (blog)
"...That said, people shouldn't be deterred from working out. While physical activity can create opportunities for accidents, the medical problems that come with the alternative are worse. ..." see full article


957 days ago | independent.c
Dave Goldberg: CEO of SurveyMonkey's death after falling from a treadmill ... - The Independent
"...Yet some newer, more high-tech treadmills carry yet another built-in danger: distraction. Many models now include a television screen to watch while running, or simply a stand allowing users to read a magazine or book as they exercise. Many people also make use of their smartphones as they exercise, and it may be no coincidence that exercise equipment injuries increased by 45 per cent in the three years following the introduction of the iPhone...." see full article


957 days ago | standard
Exec's death points to risks of treadmills in era of smartphones - Standard-Examiner
"...The rise in exercise equipment-related injuries could be due to two factors: the spread in fitness equipment as devices have gotten cheaper and more powerful, and the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile electronic devices that may distract us as we try to run. The iPhone was introduced in 2007, for example, and exercise equipment injuries increased 45 percent over the next three years...." see full article



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