6 Great Excuses To Use When You Want To Skip A Workout

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A recent study found that free-weights in gyms have more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Who wants to lift?

The study examined 27 pieces of exercise equipment at three different gyms. The study found that the average treadmill has 74 times more bacteria than water taps. The average exercise bike has 39 times more bacteria than cafeteria trays. The free weights were the dirtiest piece of equipment in the gym. Free weights have 362 times more bacteria than toilet seats.

The researchers noted that people who go to the gym may be putting themselves at risk for developing an infectious illness. The bacteria found on exercise equipment can cause blood poisoning, skin infections, and pneumonia. Additionally, some bacteria can be resistant to antibiotics. If that’s not a great reason to stay at home and gain weight, we don’t know what is …