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Could the gym be making you sick?

Posted at 6:56 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 13:47:19-05

Is your gym making you sick? It is a great place to workout, but it's also breeding ground for germs.

With flu season in full swing, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using two towels when working out, one for your body and another for equipment.

It's important to make sure to sanitize equipment before and after your workout, and keep your hands away from your mouth and eyes.  Dusty Martin, the General Manager at Idaho Fitness Factory, said working out might be the best medicine. 

"If you come to the gym at least three to four times a week, 20-40 minutes per workout that alone is going to build your immune system. You are going to be in better shape and be healthier, and you are going to be better able to fight off the germs the flu, the cold," said Martin

Martin added you should  not hesitate to ask your gym how often the facility is sanitized and their methods for doing so.