Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries
(HealthDay News) -- While a trampoline offers fun and much-needed exercise, using the equipment improperly can lead to injury.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says it doesn't recommend buying a trampoline for the home, suggesting the equipment be used only in a supervised sports-training program.
The academy offers these suggestions for trampoline use:
Make sure children know how to land properly and jump carefully.
Do not allow stunts on a trampoline.
If more than one person is using the equipment at the same time, be careful to avoid striking the other person.
Avoid jumping too close to the springs or frame.
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