Monday, April 9, 2012

Headphones and Exercise

Don’t let your workout be hazardous to your health. If you listen to headphones when you walk or run, you might want to rethink that habit — or choose a route less traveled. Using an MP3 player or iPhone can make people unaware of their surroundings; this can be especially dangerous in high-traffic areas.

According to a new report, injuries to pedestrians wearing headphones have tripled in recent years. More sobering: 70 percent of the injuries were fatal. Even if you have your volume turned down low, you can still be distracted. Play it safe and save the tunes for workouts in the park or at the gym.

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