From weights to exercise balls, locker rooms and cardio machines, your gym is full of bacteria. When it comes to public spaces, especially fitness facilities, it’s important to take precaution upon entering, to avoid these harmful germs.
One study showed that gym equipment may commonly serve as fomites for the transmission of viruses.
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That being said, bring your own towel, yoga mat and water bottle from home. Wipe down machines with disinfectant spray before and after you use them, and never go barefoot in the locker room.
Exercise is known for its variety of health benefits, so don’t let gym germs get in the way of your health and potentially make you sick.
Keep reading for additional ways to avoid gym germs.