When temperatures fluctuate between warm and cold, our immune system begins to weaken and we become more susceptible to something like Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus. There may have been slight trends in the past like SARS, Ebola and bird flu but it seems that the government and people everywhere are taking this very seriously – the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic.
And while most of them have been protecting themselves from the coronavirus by working from home and avoiding every human contact, there is one haven where we need to be more careful – the gym.
Acting when the weather gets cold is one thing, but should we avoid warnings of potential cold/flu or Covid-19 hotspots in an effort to stay healthy? Or do we push and maintain our exercise routine to maintain optimal health and the ability to ward off disease?
The answer is the last. Needless to remind our loyal readers that your workout doesn’t stop for anyone (or no germs), we’ve been wondering what health experts have to say on the matter.
Joe Rubino, Lysol resident expert, agrees with us on germ transmission and cold and flu prevention.
“The more fit we are, the more likely we are to ward off any infection,” says Rubino, a licensed microbiologist, also known as a bacteriologist. “I don’t recommend, during the winter, changing anything that works for you as far as exercise.”
Since avoiding the gym is out of the question, what should you be aware of during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a virus-free workout? What is the do’s and don’ts? We recruited Robino to guide us through the landmines and cover everything from the equipment you use to the equipment you wear.