Friday, October 31, 2014

Staying Healthy in the Club

Timely info on staying healthy when you are really working to stay healthy!

Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin10/14
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'Tis the season for colds and flus.  Personally, I hate this time of year because most of us are house bound and do not get outside enough. Being inside promotes the spread of germs and increase of illness.  Below is a brief summary (although there is a lot of information) of what Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin are doing and what YOU can do to help yourself and others stay healthy.  We appreciate you following club etiquette and respecting good hygiene.

How Can YOU promote GOOD Health for Yourself?
Stop the Spread of Germs:
Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu can help slow the spread of influenza.
**wiping down the equipment where you have body contact before and after use will prevent you from picking up illnesses more effectively**

**also, placing your own personal mat or a gym towel on top of a multi used gym mat is another good way to prevent the spread of germs.

Stay home when you are sick:
If possible, stay home when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.  If you have a fever, do not workout until the fever has been gone for at least 24 hours. 

Clean your hands:
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Using the locker room sinks before and after working out and also, the Purell sanitizers placed around the club.

Cover your mouth and nose:
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth:
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. **This is why cleaning surfaces is so important**

Hygiene In A Nutshell

Gyms are sweaty places (if we are doing it right!) and it is up to all of us to

keep things clean and sanitary. We've ramped up our cleaning practices.

Please make sure you use towels, wipe down equipment, wash your hands before and after working out. Don't come to the gym if you have a cold, or especially influenza or something equally as infectious or contagious. Let's work to gather to have a happy and healthy winter.

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Thanks to TeamFitness Franklin for their generous donation to enable the fund raising raffle helping the Franklin Food Pantry. If you want to take a chance on getting 5 luxury box seats to see the New England Patriots play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov 23, please send me an email. I have tickets to sell..Or you can stop by the Food Pantry during its open hours to buy a ticket.

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