7. Your Yoga Mat
Whether you use your own yoga mat or use a communal one at the gym, if they aren’t getting regularly cleaned, you could be surrounding yourself with the germs and bacteria of fellow gym goers. Even if your yoga sessions aren’t the most vigorous, it’s still a good idea to wipe down your mat after every use. ABCNews notes that germs on unclean yoga mats can linger for days. If you use your gym’s yoga mats, wipe it down with sanitizer before you use it or start bringing your own that you clean after each use.
Were you aware of all these germ-filled areas and items around you? It can be unsettling to know that your personal items come in contact with so many germs, dirt and bacteria, but if we’re mindful about keeping our hands and items clean, we’re good!