If you go to the gym on a regular basis, you will know that it is not exactly the most hygienic place in the world.
The weight benches will often be covered in sweat, the equipment will generally be covered in other people’s germs and the communal showers will often be pretty unpleasant.
Therefore as a result of this, it is very easy to pick up illnesses, and develop some kind of skin or fungal infection, such as athlete’s foot or ringworm, for example.
So in this article I thought I would share with you an infographic that I have recently discovered that provides you with seven ways to practice good hygiene in the gym:
You will see that it provides a lot of useful, practical tips. The most useful tip is to wipe down equipment before and after you use it because this is how germs are most commonly spread from person to person.
However I can see why you might want to wear flip flops in the showers because some of them are fairly grimy, as I mentioned earlier.
I could also see why it makes sense to wipe down your own gym bag and why you should bring your own supply of water.
The one thing I am guilty of is not covering over any cuts or open wounds, and I have to admit that I don’t always shower straight away because sometimes I prefer to go home and use my own shower.
Anyway these are some of the things that you should do if you want to avoid becoming ill or developing any nasty infections.