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Study: Gym equipment has more germs than toilet seats

January 06, 2019 - 4:09 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – If you’re aiming to get more exercise in 2019, you better bring some hand sanitizer.

A recent study by FitRated.com compared different equipment at different gyms, finding that an average treadmill, exercise bike and free weights are all teeming with germs.

There are more than a million germs per square inch on each piece of equipment, according to the study.

Typical free weights harbor 362 times more germs as a toilet seat, the study says.

The best advice? Use gym cleansers and wipes and wash your hands a lot.

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