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Injuries in the Comfort of your Home

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

You may feel pretty safe once you’re off the busy roadways and in the comfort of your home, but the reality is people hurt themselves at home all the time. According to USA today, In 2008, nearly 1,500 people found themselves in U.S. emergency rooms after run-ins with treadmills, weights, elliptical machines and other exercise equipment, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. And those were just the reported cases. The real number probably is closer to 50,000, the agency says.

This is where medical health insurance comes into play. In the event you wind up in a similiar scenario, at least you won’t have to worry about how you’ll cover the medical bill. Many uninsured individuals end up paying a hefty medical bill on their own.

If you don’t exercise much, you’re not exempt from such accidents. “Injuries can occur with everything we do in life, including rolling out of bed,” says Henry Williford, an exercise scientist at Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala. “The benefits of exercising far outweigh the risks.” Just be sure you have protection through an inexpensive health insurance policy.

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