During the COVID-19 pandemic, if you still want to go to the gym, experts advise you to follow the following 3 things.
In a space with a lot of mechanical equipment and a lot of sweat and human body, the gym is a place where there can be many dangers in the middle of the COVID-19 epidemic. So what should you do when you go to the gym to protect your health and prevent the risk of disease?
With the pandemic situation still unpredictable, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that people limit going to crowded places with heavy breathing and many machinery. Typically, it is the gym, where a number of customers come in and out to practice regularly every day.
1. Wear gloves when exercising
According to Ms. Aubree Gordon (associate professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan), when you go to the gym, you should wear gloves to avoid direct contact with your hands with the surface of the gym.
At this point, it is essential to wear gloves when lifting weights or touching exercise equipment. Also avoid gloves touching face skin during exercise and need to be washed thoroughly after use.
2. Wipe the equipment in the gym
A lot of studies have shown that the surfaces of the equipment in the gym contain many bacteria. Therefore, many gyms have had to actively clean and disinfect equipment, but even so, you should still wipe through the equipment before using.
In particular, if you often have a habit of using towels to wipe sweat while exercising, pay attention to where you put towels in the gym. A towel that has been exposed to germs or contaminated surface can be dangerous when you use it to clean your face.
3. Switch to outdoor exercise
If you are concerned that the corona virus in your gym may be present, try switching to outdoor exercise. This can greatly reduce your chances of getting a virus because there are no crowds around you and the gaps between people will not be close.
Above are things you need to take notice of when going to the gym during the pandemic. Stay safe!