Why gym equipment is more likely to have more bacteria than a toilet

Yuck!

A recent review by fitness equipment review site known as FitRated.com, has found that gym equipment is more likely to have more bacteria than a toilet. Yikes!

27 pieces of equipment from three gym chains were sampled and it was discovered that:

Free weights had an average of more than 1.1 million colony-forming units per square inch, which when compared to toilets is well, a lot.

You will find 172 colony-forming units per square inch on an average toilet seat. This is according to the National Sanitation Foundation.

Treadmills and stationary bikes were found to have 7,752 times more bacteria than an average toilet seat.

70 percent of the bacteria tested by FitRated.com was said to be harmful.

Basically, rubbing down your equipment before or after a work out may give you some piece of mind.

Source: Reader's Digest

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