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Back to the Gym... Are you Ready?

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When it comes to returning to gyms, the jury’s still out. In a late November study of 10,824 gym members, 46.67% of people surveyed said they won’t be returning to their gyms any time soon, even if they’re open. A different study of crossfitters this month showed that 63% do feel comfortable going back to the gym. We’re far from a consensus on the issue. And for many, the decision will be made based on whether they think their gym is meeting disinfection standards. If you’re one of the roughly half of people who’s considering getting back into the gym...

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Wrestling with COVID-19

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Following months of uncertainty, many school districts around the country are giving the green light to wrestling programs. It’s great news for wrestlers who are ready to go, but that green light is followed by a big, yellow “Proceed With Caution” sign. Luckily, disinfecting has always been the norm in the sport. Mat cleaning is a common practice, as infectious diseases like ringworm and impetigo have been around forever. But this year, wrestling programs are amping up their sanitization practices more than ever in an effort to keep players and coaches safe, and keep their season alive. Don’t forget these...

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Hand-Washing vs. Sanitizing

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If there’s one thing we hope sticks around long after 2020 and COVID-19 are gone, it’s people’s attention to personal hygiene habits. Frequent hand washing and sanitation have always been a proven way to keep ourselves and others healthy, and now we’re following the recommended guidelines more than ever. Wondering which practice is better? Well, almost all doctors would agree that the best alternative is to later up your hands with warm water and a simple soap. Hand-washing, when done correctly, is more effective against a few particular viruses, such as norovirus. However, we don’t always have access to a...

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Keep Your Athletes Focused This Winter Sports Season

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  This time of the year your young athletes are normally sharpening their skates for ice hockey, buying new Jordan’s for basketball, and bulking up for wrestling. But this winter season, schedules are up in the air. Many coaches, athletes, parents, and their schools are waiting on word from Health Organizations, about whether the Winter Sports Season is a go. It’s a time of uncertainty, and even as the season gets closer and closer, a clear vision of what is the “right” thing to do has yet to come into focus. Whether your young athletes will compete this winter or...

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BYOS (Bring Your Own Sanitizer!)

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What surfaces are the germiest at grocery stores? We’ve got to tip our hats to grocery store workers. Honestly, before 2020, our biggest concern at the grocery store was usually forgetting the milk. Now we’re thinking about what we’re touching and the hundreds of others who have touched it before us. And grocery store workers have responded to our concerns fast, adding frequent sanitization of surfaces to their list of daily tasks. According to a CBC Marketplace study of 24 grocery stores, workers’ efforts have paid off. The cleanest surface studied was, surprisingly, the shopping cart handle. Researchers credit this...

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