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Practicing good hygiene can lessen your chances of catching a cold at the gym. For classes where a mat is required, it is best that you bring own. Since shared mats are not cleaned thoroughly, they are a breeding ground for bacteria. If the person who used the mat before you put both sides on the floor, you can potentially end up placing your face among all the germs on the floor. Other things you can do to be hygienic in the gym are wipe machines down before you use them, wipe your face with your shirt or a towel (not your hand), and wash your hands with warm water after every workout.
What hygiene tips do you have for the gym?
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