Gym Shower Hygiene Tips

  1. Thriving in darkness: Dermatophytes, a group of fungal infections that cause athletes foot and more, thrives in damp and moist areas like your gym bag or gym locker. Make sure to always wear shoes in the gym.
  2. Not your kind of gym buddy: Staphylococcus and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus are bacteria that love gym equipment. Make sure to cover any open wounds, don’t touch your face after touching equipment handles and always wash your clothes after gym.
  3. Don’t weight: Free weights, weight machines and exercise balls are handled by a lot of sweaty people. Wipe down with antibacterial wipes or sanitise.
  4. Viral residents: HPV, herpes, gladiatorum and airborne respiratory viruses are common residents of the gym. If you’re sick then avoid the gym but also avoid those who are sick at the gym.
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