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Injuries At Exercise Facilities
Exercise facilities are among the most frequented spots among athletes. It doesn’t matter if you play football, hockey, or you wrestle, do gymnastics or martial arts; every professional and amateur athlete hits some form of an athletic facility on a regular basis. Whether you prefer a school gym, public gym or recreational center, the equipment that is used there has certainly seen its fair share of blood, sweat and tears. With all those sweaty hands, feet, arms and legs contacting the equipment, it’s no wonder it’s a task keeping up with The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommendations for maintaining clean and sanitary environments.
These recommendations should never be taken lightly and it takes just one unsanitary piece of exercise equipment in an exercise facility to contact somebody’s open cut and affect not only them, but also anyone who comes in close contact with them. This happens all too often with highly communicable and potentially dangerous illnesses like MRSA, Staph, Herpes and even Athlete’s Foot.
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MRSA in Exercise Facilities
In cases of MRSA and Staph this is especially true as these can become difficult to treat and may ultimately cause complications that can “bench” an athlete” for a considerable amount of time. It’s facts like these that will prompt anyone to take action to keep the exercise equipment they use in their exercise facilities clean and protected. This is also critical in areas of the exercise facilities that are used for showering and cooling down. Everything you have contact with should be treated and the use of Clear Gear Sports Spray is crucial as it’s specially designed to kill germs and bacteria that cause a variety of illnesses and diseases.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) consistently recommends that health care professionals, parents and athletes alike take adequate precautions in preventing the spread of communicable and infectious diseases. This is especially important among high school and college aged athletes as their risk of contracting a communicable disease is increased. This is especially common in cases of MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo.
If you find yourself with an open cut or wound, seek immediate medical attention. Keep in mind that if you do suffer a visible open injury, you will probably be barred from participation in any sports activity until you have been treated and cleared by a doctor. Extra caution should also be used when maintaining playing areas, courts or mats by cleaning them and keeping them free from bacteria or waste.
Prevent Infections in Exercise Facilities
Some commonly used exercise equipment in exercise facilities includes:
- Free weights
- Nautilus equipment
- Medicine balls
- Jump ropes
- Resistance bands
- Leg and wrist weights
- Stair climbers
- Rowing machines
- Stationary weight machines
Some suggestions that can be helpful in preventing the spread of communicable illnesses and diseases follow:
- Shower immediately after practice, games or competitions
- Wash or pretreat clothing or gear that you wore and ultimately sweated on during the activity
- Clean and/or treat gym or workout bags using Clear Gear Sports Spray
- Clean all of your athletic mats as well as any other gear or machines used at your athletic facility (foam pads, handles, helmets, pads, guards, gloves, etc…) and allow them to dry thoroughly before next use
- Don’t share towels or other personal items
- Keep all cuts, lesions or abrasions clean, dry and covered
From the floor to the showers, exercise facilities should be consistently treated using Clear Gear Sports Spray. 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.