Gym Health Hazards

Last Revised on February 5, 2008

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Most people think they are getting very healthy by visiting gym on a daily basis, but what they don’t realize is that there are risking their health too. Germs can lurk on any surface and in Gym they move around via exercise equipment to the spigot on the water fountain, and locker rooms. A few smart changes can make sure you stay healthy while you get fit in the gym and lower your risk of catching other gymgoers’ germs—and with them the risk of catching a cold, athlete’s foot, or even the potentially deadly staph infection methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA).

Don’t share stuff around. When it comes to towels, sweatbands, soap, razors, and slippers, there shouldn’t be any sharing. These things are supposed to be sanitary and personal.

Use disinfectant. Just be responsible to yourself and the other people by cleaning exercise equipment before and after you use it. Find paper towels and the disinfectant wipes or spray to wipe the surface area of the equipment.

Put Something on seriously. You maybe happy after your muscles are toned and buffed. But that doesn’t mean you should be showing off too much, especially in the Gym where there are bunch of germs exist, you can easily carry them onto your skin and create infection.

Change clothes and towels on time. Whenever you can change your gym towels for they have all the hard work sweat on them. Also change your clothes and socks. Wearing the same sweaty items over and over isn’t just smelly, it’s unhealthy. Wash everything in hot water and use the full dryer cycle.

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