Tips to Avoid MRSA as You Hit the Gym

Make a resolution to become more fit in 2011?  Does that include more time at the gym?  If so, make sure you take a look at this article about MRSA infections (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) becoming more and more common at gyms.   MRSA’s danger is in its resistance to the most commonly used antibiotics.  This makes it hard to treat and hard to heal.

Here’s the link: Steer Clear of Staph Infections in Your Gym | TweakFit.

Quick summary (pictures also included in the link):

  • keep all wounds and abrasions clean and covered
  • clean equipment before and after you use it
  • wear flip flops or shower shoes in the changing areas
  • wash your hands often at the gym

Get fit, but stay healthy and use the tips mentioned in the article.

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