At the Gym: Watch Out for Colds & Flu

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: You're at the gym to get and stay healthy; but you could be making yourself susceptible to colds and flu.
Air Date: 10/14/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace DeSimone
DeSimone  CasualGrace DeSimone is the Editor for ACSMs Resource Manual for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW 2011). She has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings. She serves as the National Director of Group Exercise for Plus One Health Management, and teaches group exercise classes and Anti-Aging workouts at Ethos Fitness Spa for Women in Midland Park, NJ.
At the Gym: Watch Out for Colds & Flu
You go to the gym to get -- and stay -- healthy.

But, it turns out your fitness club has a dirty little secret. Bugs that cause colds and flu, athlete’s foot and skin infections are everywhere.

Sweat flying off fellow patrons, dirty shower floors and unsanitary equipment can all contribute to you developing a cold and/or the flu.

While many gyms try to keep a clean facility, it's up to you to take precautions, such as sanitation wipes and shower shoes, to help keep yourself healthy.

Listen in as Grace DeSimone and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss great ways to help keep you healthy at the gym.