How to Avoid Gym Germs
For complete article: "www.bcliving.ca"
02/28/11 - BY Wellness Matters Editor
(Excerpt from article)
"Gyms and fitness facilities must pay close attention to cleanliness to
ensure the health ?of their patrons. A well-maintained facility greatly
reduces the risk for transmission of communicable diseases – from
athlete’s foot and colds to potentially more serious infections such as
staphylococcus ?and E. coli.?"
Looking after Your Health at the Gym
When using workout equipment at the gym:?
Cover minor cuts or skin irritations before you use gym equipment?
Use the provided hand sanitizers or carry your own?
If you perspire heavily, keep a towel with you to protect the equipment and others from dampness?
Wipe equipment down with disinfectant spray or wipes before and after you use it?
Cover the seat of an exercise bike or locker room bench with a towel before using? it
Regularly wash your water bottle to prevent bacterial buildup.?