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Is Working Out At Home Safe? How To Avoid Injuries, According To A Doctor & A Coach

Is Working Out At Home Safe? How To Avoid Injuries, According To A Doctor & A Coach

Even as gyms reopen with limited capacity and increased sanitation measures, working out from home remains the safest way to stay active and protect yourself from COVID-19. But some people are spraining ankles and twisting knees trying to get their sweat on in a less-than-professional space, and they’re overworking muscle groups and breaking toes trying out new equipment without supervision. Even The Rock needed stitches after a home workout in his “Iron Paradise.”

Dr. Robert Glatter, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, says that anecdotally, his ER has seen an increase of exercise-related injuries since the start of the pandemic.

“The public now runs a greater risk of potential injuries not only from a myriad of exercise equipment, but the dangers of working out at home as well,” Dr. Glatter says. “The popularity of AR and VR devices places people at higher risk for sprains and fractures, along with head and neck injuries,” Dr. Glatter says. Why? People are slipping on uneven flooring, bumping into nearby objects, and tripping over household items, leading to head injuries, cuts, or even fractures. He’s seen a number of people seek medical attention for muscle strains or overuse from pushing themselves too hard at home. “The prolonged amount of time spent doing the exercise can even lead to muscle breakdown or rhabdomyolysis.”

Though there’s not significant…

Beware Of Working-Out-From-Home Injuries

Even as gyms reopen with limited capacity and increased sanitation measures, working out from home remains the safest way to stay active and protect yourself from COVID-19. But some people are spraining ankles and twisting knees trying to get their sweat on in a less-than-professional space, and they’re overworking muscle groups and breaking toes trying out new equipment without supervision.



Is Working Out At Home Safe? How To Avoid Injuries, According To A Doctor & A Coach

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