An important piece of advice for the next time you are at the gym:
Make sure you wipe the equipment BEFORE you use it.
Gyms are full of nasty germs and so proper gym hygiene is worth considering, it’s comforting to think that the previous person on the fly machine took the liberty of wiping it down before you got on it but you and I both know this doesn’t always happen.
Remember that you can actually get more than just the normal regular flu or cold from the equipment in the gym. So called “Superbugs” such as MRSA (staph bacteria) can live on gym equipment that has not been properly cleaned. Staph is a skin infection that is known to be very aggressive and difficult to treat — none of us want this.
A hospital in Idaho USA has reported a marked increase in staph infections, it has been cited by officials that gym and fitness centre hygiene may well be the culprit.
So on your next gym visit make sure you give the equipment a quick wipe before you use it, preferably with a disinfectant wipe. And make double sure you give your hands a thorough wash and scrub with soap once you are finished at the gym. It is better to be safe than sorry.