Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

What You Must Know About Trampoline Safety


Tumbling on the trampoline caught on like wildfire in theearly 1960s, and still enjoys great popularity today, butthe sport also still involves the same potential dangers.Trampolines in the last 45 years have gone from being aninstitutional or recreation center piece of equipment, tosomething that is found in many homes, in a variety ofsizes and quality.

From a simple, round trampoline of relatively smalldimensions, to the large, outdoor models sold for familyfun, every trampoline represents the possibility of injury,if not used properly, or if used by those not experiencedin tumbling or acrobatics.

Here are some simple tips to make your sure that you enjoythe fun of a trampoline, while eliminating many of therisks.

* Placement

Never set up even a small, exercise trampoline indoorswhere there is a risk of hitting light fixtures or theceiling. Outdoors, place trampolines well away fromclotheslines, tree limbs, fences, outdoor furniture, andother objects that can cause injury when someone falls off.

If at all possible, secure your trampoline by setting itslegs/supports down into the ground, thereby reducing thedistance of a fall. At the same time, it's advisable toprovide padding to a depth of 10" or more, for at least 10'around the trampoline.

* Clothing

Anyone using the trampoline should wear clothing looseenough to allow freedom of movement, but not the chancethat limbs could become entangled in extra folds. Jewelryshould be removed before getting on, as should the contentsof any pockets, and eyeglasses that are not secured by aheadband. If you do not have trampoline footwear, then barefeet are best, as socks can cause you to slip.

* Training and Supervision

No child or adult, should be allowed to attempt complicatedtumbling such as summersaults, when they have not hadadequate training. Incorrect landing positions can causeserious and disabling injuries. Supervision should beprovided for everyone who is learning to use a trampolinefor the first time.

Ideally, there should be someone on hand who can instructthem in simple maneuvers, and who is also versed in firstaid for injuries. Alternately, it may benefit everyone, tojoin a gym for a class in proper trampoline use, includingmounts and dismounts.

* One At a Time

The chance of injury soars when more than one person getson a trampoline at the same time. This can be the result ofcollisions, or upsetting another person's balance, causingthem to fall. Unless you are a trained "spotter", allothers waiting a turn, should stand away from thetrampoline while someone else is using it.

===========================================================

Discover valuable advice and information about trampolines- which model to choose, what you should look for and whatyou should avoid. Clickhttp://www.trampolines-info.com/trampoline-pads.html

Paul Johnson works as a software developer, often workinglong hours under great stress. He considers exercisecrucial to his health. When purchasing his own fintessequipment he researched all available products. Now he'swritten a series of useful articles on choosing (and using)exercise equipment.


MORE RESOURCES:

TheHealthSite

Your kitchen holds acne cures
Times of India
Orange peel: Vitamin C in orange is good for treating acne. Take orange peel and allow it to dry under sun, then grind it into powder form. Add water to the powder, mixing it into a paste. Apply it on the face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and ...
Kitchen ingredients to get rid of acneTheHealthSite
Kitchen cures for acneJagran Post

all 11 news articles »


Forbes

The Chic Way to Get Rid of Adult Acne
Forbes
The fact that I am 46 years old and still get acne, which I hoped to outgrow about three decades ago, along with the inevitable signs of aging (i.e. wrinkles) is an injustice that makes me want to stay under the covers and pull down the shades on some ...



Hollywood Life

Tips For Clear Skin β€” Banish Blemishes & Fight Acne For Good
Hollywood Life
Acne ails almost everyone β€” even celebrities! No one is immune from the occasional blemish. No matter how minor or severe your acne is, I have a good solution for you. Shop our acne gallery right here! Even stars like Kristen Stewart and Lorde suffer ...



5 New Ways to Treat New and Old Acne Scars
Huffington Post
Millions of people suffer from acne. It can start as a young teen or as an adult. Whether your breakouts respond to home treatments or you see a dermatologist regularly one of the most feared complications is acne scarring. This can range from one ...
Partnership to Educate Consumers on Emotional Impact of Acne ScarringSkinInc.com

all 2 news articles »


Yahoo Health

7-Year-Olds With Breakouts: Why The Face Of Acne Is Getting Younger
Yahoo Health
β€œThanks to earlier onset adrenal gland awakening and menstruation, acne is now appearing in kids as young as 7,” says a New York dermatologist, Eric Schweiger, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group. In previous generations, teens who broke out earlier ...

and more »


Why you shouldn't pop pimples β€” and 9 other things to know about acne
Vox
Most people don't consider acne an interesting topic to talk or read about. But about 85 percent of people get acne at one time or another. What's more, pimples aren't just a common skin problem β€” they're something of a scientific mystery, caused in ...



Maple Ridge Times

Hunt on for acne-scarred bandit in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge Times
Old acne scars under his lip might be a distinct enough feature to help catch a slender armed bandit who robbed a Maple Ridge gas station Monday evening. Mounties are asking for the public's help to catch an armed robber who entered the Chevron at ...



8 Acne Blunders: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working With Acne
SkinInc.com
Acne-prone skin is a condition that affects many professional skin care clients. Yet, both consumers and estheticians are sometimes disappointed with results of treatment. There are some very important factors in acne development and treatment that are ...

and more »


Food World News

Acne Prevention-Proper Skin Care is the Key
Food World News
Acne breakouts are one of the common concerns of individuals these days especially the teens. Though there are several ways on how to prevent acne that sufferers can consider, recent news revealed that proper skin care is still one of the best keys ...



Daily Mail

A FIFTH of acne sufferers have considered suicide
Daily Mail
The mental health of acne sufferers must be taken 'far more seriously', an expert has today warned, as it emerged a fifth of people with the condition have contemplated suicide. New research has revealed the impact the common skin condition has on ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.