Good for you for waking up early and hitting the gym. This post is not meant to deter you from your morning workout; rather it is to shed light on the bacteria that you could be exposed to. HPV, Klebsiella, E. Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Candida, Streptococcal Bacteria and Influenza can all be jogging alongside you on the treadmill. While some of these aren’t life threatening, others are resistant to anti-biotics.
” Germs can survive anywhere from less than a minute to a period of months, depending on the surface and the type and number of bacteria, says Dr. Tierno. (Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at the New York University Langone Medical Center).
Open cuts are not the only port of entry for bacteria – blisters and friction / rubbing can also cause a breakdown in the skin and allow germs to enter. Even so, taking care of existing injuries and open wounds is paramount!
Want to know about the GERMIEST SPOTS?!?!
1. Gym Bag – Be mindful of where you put it down!
2. Water Bottle – Well, you can use plastic bottles and just recycle…
3. Crowded Classes – Stay at least 6 ft away from others!
4. TV remote – They are filled with MRSA and E. Coli. Don’t touch your face until your hands are clean!
5. Soap Dispenser – can you believe it? Use paper towel to pump the soap!
6. Water Fountains – The button and the spout are both an easy way to spread germs
7. Steam Room – Wear flip flops!
8. Fitness Balls – According to this article, you should wipe them down with an alcohol wipe before using!
9. Kid’s Play Area – The toys present the greatest risk
10. Spinning Bike – Disinfect those handle bars before you start to cycle.
Well, the sport cleaning machine used by the pros, the Sani Sport VE, can treat all of the abovementioned germy spots!
The prevalence of bacteria in gyms is indisputable. The measures that gyms are taking to ensure their clients are protected are up for debate. Hand sanitizers, which can kill up to 99.9% of germs, are incredibly helpful but they just treats hands… Gyms should spend time properly sanitizing and disinfecting their equipment. The Sani Sport VE does just that. If it protects 90% of the NHL in their locker rooms and training facilities, why not protect gym patrons?
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