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How to de-germ at the gym

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The germiest places in a fitness club are the shower, mats, and exercise machines, especially any equipment that has handles.

A few tips on how to avoid the vermin from CBS News: 

  • Like other places, the best thing you can do is wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover cuts with a waterproof dressing before swimming; chlorine doesn’t kill everything.
  • Wipe down all equipment with anti-bacterial wipes; this includes not just the handles, but the buttons to anything you’re touching.
  • Shower immediately after you work out; that’s the fastest way to get bacteria off your skin. Don’t wait until you get home.