At gym, we cannot but ogle hot bodies working out there. But, at the same time, it is important that we spent quality time there by exercising hard and trying to get in shape. Though we consider gym to be place associated with staying fit and healthy, it is true that we are likely to fall sick at gym. This is because; gyms serve as breeding ground of microbes such as bacteria and viruses. No wonder, as it is one off such places where we sweat the hardest.
Sweat from the self-tortured bodies of so many strangers is dripping on the gym floor and over the equipment. If you happen to be near a really sweaty woman with long hair working on a treadmill adjacent to yours, you are most likely to be exposed to frequent showers of sweat caused by her whipping hair as she tries to get it off her face.
But, we are all not so rich to afford own gyms at home. Since we are not left with any other choice, we have to share the equipment with strangers. In such a scenario, what we can do is to maintain our personal gym hygiene.
The most basic of such hygienic steps is to ensure that you wash your hands well after using any gym equipment. It is also advisable to wipe down the particular dumbbells, barbells and all other exercise machines before and after you use it. It will be safer if good alcohol-gel dispensers that kill infectious microbes are sprayed upon the gym equipment.
Unless you are sure about the safety aspect of your gym’s drinking water system, it is advisable to carry around own bottled drinking water. This will help in preventing most of the water-borne infections such as diarrhea and vomiting. Ensure that you spread a clean towel on the seat before you sit. Needless to say, the first and foremost thing to do as soon as you reach home after a gym workout is to enjoy the refreshment of a cleansing shower.