Good Hygiene Habits at the Gym

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Staying healthy at the gym all starts with good overall hygiene.
Air Date: 12/9/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD
higginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Good Hygiene Habits at the Gym
Germs at the gym... they're everywhere.

You can help yourself and others stay healthier during and after your workout by practicing a few simple hygienic habits.

Wearing shower shoes and wiping down the equipment before and after use are just a couple ways to help keep the gym as hygienic as possible.

There are also some things you may not have thought of, such as using metal water bottles (they're easier to keep clean), and cleaning your ear buds regularly. Both can make a big difference. 

Listen in as John P. Higgins MD, shares great advice on how you can stay healthier while training your body at the gym.