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Injuries on Fitness Equipment
The term fitness is broad and includes a wide variety of exercises performed either at home, in a gym or outdoors. At some point in our lives, just about every one of us has participated in some sort of fitness routine. What we may not realize is the potential danger that exists in the world of fitness. There are an estimated 50,000 emergency rooms visits annually because of someone’s exercise routine and the Consumer Products Safety Commission indicates that it’s usually due to mishaps with exercise equipment. Some people fall off treadmills, others fall off workout balls, some drop free weights on themselves and some people even suffer sprains and concussions from jumping rope.
No matter what the fitness routine, risk exists for being cut or wounded and where there is blood and sweat, the potential for contracting infectious illnesses also lurks. This is bad news for fitness enthusiasts but good news for infectious illnesses like the Herpes simplex virus, Staph and MRSA. Not keeping yourself safe and protected from viruses and germs like these is bad for your health and your love of fitness. Even the smallest opening in the skin, cut, abrasion or lesion can serve as a perfect portal of entry for a difficult to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
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Viruses and Illnesses in Fitness Equipment
Cases of MRSA and other infectious illnesses can be extremely aggressive and difficult to treat. They can cause serious complications and you may find yourself out of your fitness routine for a while. Information like this is scary and is enough for anyone to take action in keeping their fitness gear and workout equipment clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat all of your workout gear is vital because it’s specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that athletes, doctors and health care professionals take precautions in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Evidence suggests the risk of these illnesses is increased among high school and college aged athletes based on the spike in cases involving MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo within these groups.
Prevent Infections in Fitness Equipment
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases in the world of fitness:
- Always use protective equipment (eye wear, pads, etc…)
- Have immediate access to first aid and emergency medical care
- Shower immediately after workouts
- Wash or pretreat clothing or gear that you wore during your workout
- Clean and/or treat gym or workout bags using Clear Gear Sports Spray
- Clean all of your fitness gear or equipment (machines, gloves, sweat bands, protective pads etc…) and allow them to dry thoroughly before next use
- Avoid sharing towels or any other personal item
- Be sure to keep all cuts, lesions or abrasions adequately clean and covered
All of your workout equipment and gear should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.