Are gyms more harmful to your health?

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(NBC) - Many people love to exercise and get in shape by joining a gym but could a gym actually be harmful to your health?

Doctors say the number one rule that gym-goers should follow to stay healthy is to wipe down the equipment with alcohol or anti-bacterial wipes.

Health officials say Staph is the most common type of infection waiting for you to finish your reps.

Sweat can carry infections like staph or athlete’s foot.

Fungus tends to live in warm and moist environments and during a workout, your sweat is creating that.



 
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