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Your Gym Is Filthier Than a Toilet Seat

By: Corie Odden

May 18, 2017 - 7:02 am

Are you headed to the gym today? Well, don't forget the antibacterial! 

Researchers took samples of bacteria from the most popular pieces of equipment at three gyms and compared it to other bacteria covered things and this is what they found: 70% of the bacteria they found at the gyms was the kind that makes you sick. They focused on free weights, bike handlebars and treadmills - and they determined that the free weights alone had 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat! Researchers say that you would attract less bacteria if you actually ate your lunch off of a toilet seat.

Now, before you get all smarty pants on us... this DOES take into account the cleaning spray and wipes that the gym provides to wipe down your equipment after you use it.

Apparently this bacteria lives there despite efforts to wipe it off. 

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