Generally, exercise equipment is among the most frequently used in the average athlete’s repertoire. Whether you’re a football player, hockey player, wrestler, gymnast, martial artist or olympic athlete in training, you likely use some form of exercise equipment on a daily basis. Perhaps it’s free weights or maybe a stair climber or even an inversion table. No matter what type of equipment it is, it’s sure to see its literal fair share of blood, sweat and tears. With so many hands, feet, arms and legs on a given piece of exercise equipment, it’s no wonder it’s difficult to keep up with The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommendations for maintaining a clean and sanitary environment.
However, these recommendations shouldn’t be taken lightly as even one unclean piece of exercise equipment that contacts someone’s open wound can prove detrimental not only to that person, but to anyone who comes in close contact with that person. This is too often the case with highly communicable illnesses like MRSA, Staph, Herpes and even Athlete’s Foot.
This is especially true in cases of MRSA and Staph because they are especially difficult to treat and can ultimately cause complications that can keep an athlete “on the bench” for quite some time. It’s scary facts like these that can prompt anyone to take action in keeping their exercise equipment clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat exercise equipment is crucial because it’s specially designed to kill germs and bacteria that cause a variety of illnesses and diseases. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) strongly recommends that health care professionals and athletes take ample precautions to prevent the spread of communicable and infectious diseases. This is especially true among high school and college aged athletes as their risk of contracting a communicable disease is increased. This is especially true with MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo within these groups.
Some commonly used exercise equipment includes:
Below are some suggestions that may prove beneficial in preventing the spread of communicable illnesses and diseases:
If you are cut, immediately tend to the wound by having a physician or someone qualified attend to it. If you suffer a visible injury, you’ll likely be unable to participate in any sports event until you have been treated and cleared by a medical professional. Extra care should also be exercised when keeping playing areas, courts or mats clean and free from bacteria or waste.
Exercise equipment should be consistently treated using Clear Gear Sports Spray before and after every use. At Clear Gear, we know the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable, drawn out and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.