A new study profiled in today's NY Times suggests steps you can take to avoid skin infections at workout facilities. (Apparently, they're more contagious than you think.) Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:
NY Times: How to Avoid Skin Infections at Gym
Before you get nervous, the chief author of the study says: "It’s what we all learned — or should have learned — in sixth-grade health class. It’s all common sense. You need to keep yourself and your equipment clean. You never know who last used the equipment in a gym. It can be a great breeding ground for these bugs, some of which are pretty nasty."
You can check out the entire article here.
image via Sean Locke/NY Times