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2024-03-01 17:23:05

> China's foldable smartphone market sees expansion in 2023

Honor's Magic V2 on display in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on Nov 10, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


Shipments of foldable smartphones in the Chinese market surged 114.5 percent in 2023 over the previous year, an industry report showed.


Shipment volume of the phones exceeded 7 million units last year, marking a year-on-year increase of over 100 percent for four consecutive years, according to the report by global market research firm International Data Corp.


The report attributed the breakout growth to improved consumer experience and a further decline in prices.


In 2023, foldable smartphones costing $1,000 or more took 66.5 percent of the market share, down from 81 percent in 2022.


> How to use treadmills safely



While treadmills are among the most popular pieces of fitness equipment, they can be dangerous.


More people are injured by treadmills than any other piece of exercise equipment, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than 22,000 treadmill injuries resulted in hospital emergency room visits in 2019, a spokesperson for the federal agency told CNN.


Typical injuries include slips, sprains and strains, but treadmills can also cause serious burns, concussions, broken bones and even death, although the latter is rare.


Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to use a treadmill safely, experts said.


First, make sure you’re wearing well-fitting exercise clothing and sturdy shoes.


Before getting on the machine, warm up with stretches and range-of-motion exercises, said Clark Stevenson, owner of Treadmill Doctor, a treadmill repair company based in Memphis, Tenn. Then step onto the machine and securely attach the safety key to your shirt.


Neglecting to use the safety key is one of the top mistakes Stevenson said treadmill users make.


Certified strength and conditioning specialist Kyle Firmstone has seen many problematic treadmill activities. Firmstone said you shouldn’t walk too close to the console, jump off and on while the machine is still in motion, or set the treadmill to a speed faster than you can handle.


"Talking to other people can be problematic, too,” Firmstone said. “I’ve seen people fly off the end because they were looking in a different direction than they were running, which throws off your proprioception.”


When you’re using a treadmill at home, make sure there is plenty of clearance behind the machine, Stevenson said.


Should you happen to fall off, you’ll need a safe spot to land.


Maintaining the belt with a silicone lubricant according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and keeping the machine clean are also important, he said, and never use the treadmill when an unattended child or pet is in the room.


No matter your age, don’t overdo it if you’re new to treadmill use.


Your body will need time to acclimate to this new form of exercise.


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