Fitness

5 Dirty Secrets about Workouts and How to Stay Safe

| by Fit Bottomed Girls

We normally think of a health club or the gym as a healthy place to be. After all, working out boosts your immune system, burns calories, builds strength and helps you feel great! You may not have thought about it, but just like any public place, your gym can be a breeding ground for germs, dirt and other icky things that can take the fun—and the health—out of your workouts.

With many people coming in and out, touching multiple surfaces and sweating in close proximity to one another, these exercise environments are the ideal breeding ground for all sorts of bugs. Here are 5 “dirty” situations you may find yourself in at the gym, and some tips to protect your body.

Read on for the five shocking health risks for gym goers, and how you can prevent any germy prob!

Jenn

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