Did the flu knock you off your feet last year? Count yourself among the tens of thousands hit by one of the worst flu seasons in the U.S. in the last 15 years. Still wondering how you caught this airborne virus? Probably at the gym. Yep, the place where you train dirty is also straight up dirty – so keep reading and find out how to protect yourself while you physically transform yourself.
Wipe Me Down
Did you know that your favorite cardio machine is also a hotbed for germ activity? While some of you may be like “duh!” 63 percent of regular sweat addicts do not wipe down after they get down. Hello. So guard yourself from germs and always wipe cardio machines, free weights, weight machines – shoot everything- with disinfectant before and after you use it. Are you a forgetful one? Latching one of those keychain antibacterial gels (make sure it has alcohol) on to your water bottle is an excellent way to remember this crucial step.
Lock It Down In The Locker Room
Norovirus – a fungi responsible for foot infections, skin infections, stomach viruses etc.- is nothing to play with. This yucky germ lurks in locker room showers, so if you must shower at the gym make sure you lock it down first. Here’s how:
1) Always wear shower shoes so you can flip and flop out of the gym without athlete’s foot
2) Use antibacterial soap and scrub a dub dub without ringworms in the tub.
3) Don’t shave. Sorry little bugs your can’t enter my body through tiny nicks.
4) Avoid placing your bare rump on shower seats or locker room benches.
5) Just go home and bathe.
This is the best option. However make sure your commute doesn’t take forever. Chillin’ in your sweaty clothes too long is just as bad as splashing around in the gym’s showers.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"