In this blog article, we are sharing 6 Useful Tips for Gym Goers to be safe from the coronavirus, these tips are to be followed before, during, and after going to the gym, to be safe from the infection.
People not only in India but across the world have been working from home for a long time now due to the spread of coronavirus and are avoiding going out for any reason what so ever. As a result, people are experiencing frustration and are becoming very irritable.
Further, those who were enjoying going to the gym and/or fitness centers are frustrated as they are not able to keep themselves fit. Working out in the GYM for some people is the most productive time of the day.
But now the gyms have opened and people are going to the gym in large numbers. At the same time, unfortunately, statistics show that the number of corona patients has increased manifolds since the gyms have opened in unlock 4.
Some People are falling prey to this virus, as they are not taking proper precautions while exercising in the GYMs.
Even though GYM’s across the world have taken many precautions to ensure that their members and the staff are safe from the infection.
It has also been observed that the Guidelines given by WHO as well as the government and local authorities are followed stringently by the GYMs, even then it is very important that GYM goers take some extra precautions to keep themselves safe from the Infection.
At present, India has become the second country with the highest number of corona-infected patients, while the third country where deaths due to corona are concerned. Hence, it is needless to mention that how much we need to be careful and cautious of this deadly virus.
It is important that you are aware of the measures to be taken for your own safety before, during and after the gym.
Here are the 5 Useful Tips For Gym Goers to be safe from the Corona Virus
1.Avoid the gym if you are not well
Whether you are infected by corona or not, if you are not feeling good for some reason, then you should not only avoid going to the gym but avoid going out.
In fact, it is a rule of thumb, corona or not, any person at any time is not in his or her best of health should avoid going to the gym or let us say avoid exercising altogether.
The simple reason is your body is weak and your immune system is down, due to poor health and you may be vulnerable to infection of any kind. You may also infect other people unknowingly.
So do not go to the gym if your health is not good and advise your friends and gym mates to do the same.
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2. Make sure that you are exercising in a place having good ventilation
If your gym is outdoor or has good ventilation, it is much safer than those gyms that are fully packed or in basements. There are more chances of bacteria, viruses, and fungi to flourish in the indoor gyms, as well as the risk of infection there is also high.
Having said these, some air-conditioned gyms have good quality air conditioners which have good ventilation provided in it. also, some GYMs are operating without air conditioners, which is a good idea, given that the air circulation is crucial in the times of Corona Pandemic.
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3.Carry Your Own Sanitization Material
Every Gym goer should carry items like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, sanitizer spray, disposable tissue, or clean towel with themselves and use them from time to time.
When you go to the gym, your chances of getting infected increases manifold. Hence, carry these items in your gym bag and sanitize yourself well before entering, during, and completing your workout. Avoid touching your face, any time of the day, especially when you are outdoors.
It is very crucial that gym-goers carry their own gym gear and avoid using devices that are being used by everyone for a few days. Avoid using foam rollers, yoga mats, and exercise balls in particular.
Make sure that cycling machines, treadmills, dumbbells, barbells, and weighted plates are sanitized properly before you use them.
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5.Follow Social Distancing
Almost all the gyms in India, are allowing a limited number of members per batch as per the guidelines laid down by the Government, however, gym-goers should take care and follow social distancing during the workouts.
Wear a mask or face shield continuously while exercising and keep the distance from other members.
Choose your gym timing carefully and make sure that fewer people are using the facility at the time you visit the gym. This will also reduce your risk of getting infected by the virus.
Apart from the tips given above, make sure you are following the below-mentioned guidelines to keep yourself safe.
- Carry your own water bottle.
- Avoid Shaking hands or touching other members while exercising.
- Sanitize your hands after touching doorknobs, windows, bars, plates, dumbbells
- Avoid using showers, steam, etc
- Avoid group workout activity.
- Wipe and sanitize the Seats, Benches properly before the use.