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How to clean your yoga mat

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Yoga may be cleaning your mind and body, but it's dirtying your mat!      People always associate dirty exercise equipment with a hard workout, but you don't need to be dripping with sweat to contaminate your yoga mat. Dirt and grime can track onto your mat from the floor every time you step on it and will build up over time. This can lead to some serious bacterial growth which is not only smelly, but bad for your skin. How long will you be able to hold a Child's Pose with that kind of funk in your face? It's...

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Skin infections rife among high school wrestlers, say researchers

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The first national survey of skin infections among high school athletes has found that wrestlers have the highest number of infections, with football players coming in a distant second, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, examined data from a large national sample of U.S. high schools over five years and found that 73.6 percent of skin infections occurred during wrestling followed by football with 17.9 percent. The head and neck were the most frequent site of infection. “Given the nature...

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How to Clean a Wrestling Mat

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Knowing how to clean a wrestling mat is integral for every coach and wrestler. Cleaning is traditionally done by mopping the mat with disinfectant solution. Being able to properly disinfect your wrestling mat and keep it clean will not only extend its life, but it will also protect your wrestlers from skin diseases caused by bacterium, fungi, viruses, etc. The information in this guide will walk you through the process of cleaning your mat, which will benefit you and your wrestlers. 1. Sweep the Mat Before you begin to mop, you must first remove any excess dirt, dust, hair, and...

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Tips For Cleaning Wrestling Mats

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Wrestling is a contact sport that exposes wrestlers to all kinds of bacteria, making tips for cleaning wrestling mats essential. Dirty wrestling mats can expose wrestlers to blood borne diseases such as hepatitis B and AIDS and allow skin infections like ringworm to spread. According to safety regulations, wrestling mats should be cleaned thoroughly after each use. Wrestling mats are particular creatures that require proper handling.                       Unroll wrestling mat. If mats are rolled up, carefully unroll them and lay them flat on a clean floor. Make sure the room temperature is over 50 degrees or the mat surface can crack....

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Disinfecting Mats

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broken fingers 3/29/2006 3:26pm, so yesterday i got to class a littler earlier than usual (bout an hour early) and decided to mop up the mats. a guy caught staff a week ago so we are all being extra careful.here is what was used.1. disinfectant (green stuff, MR. Clean)2. some bleach3. water (not a lot)I figured the more disinfectant/bleach, the cleaner the mat.it left the mat feeling rather griddy/greasy. what am i missing or doing wrong?the mats are real nice, dont wanna ruin them, but dont wanna catch staff either!any suggestions/comments/unescapable flames? BSDaemon 3/29/2006 3:41pm, 1. It's not staff, it's...

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