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Are you Guilty of Making this Fitness Faux Pas?

When it comes to looking after your skin when working out, it’s important to get this one thing right.  We have all heard the horror stories of bacteria and germs at the gym. Even with the increased cleaning measures that gyms and fitness studios are taking to keep us safe, you can still be exposed to any number of germs including staph bacteria, viruses and fungal infections which can cause those dreaded skin breakouts. Think about the last time you were at the gym, yoga or pilates studio.  Where did you place your towel? Was it on the floor, a treadmill or other workout equipment? Did you then wipe your face or even just touch your face after holding the...

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5 Ways to Keep it Clean with Good Gym Hygiene

Worried about gym germs? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that your local fitness centre has the potential to become a giant petri dish of bacteria aka a germaphobes worst nightmare. In fact a study commissioned by fitrated.com, a gym equipment comparison website, proved this by putting 27 pieces of equipment at three different gyms under the microscope. The findings scored incredibly high on the “that’s super gross” scale: The free weights had 362 times more germs than an average toilet seat. The treadmills had 74 times more bacteria than a tap in a public bathroom. The exercise bikes had 39 times more bacteria than a tray from a food court. But if we...

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