June 19, 2013

Wash handsAs we already know, the issues related to a lack of proper personal hygiene can put our health to risk and substantially increase our chances to suffer from serious diseases and health conditions. Thus, according to the recent findings of a group of American health care specialists, those people who visit gyms and other public sports facilities on a regular basis are exposed to quite high risks for infections, especially respiratory system infections like cold or a flu, as well as skin infections like nail fungus or athlete’s foot. These are the negative effects of improper personal hygiene reported by a group of participants of the study. A large portion of those participants admitted never cleaning gym tools from their sweat, rarely washing their gym cloths, or accidentally using towels and drinking water bottles of other people in the gym. Read more about the findings of this interesting and alarming study in this article. Read the rest of this entry »