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This is how often you should wash your gym kit

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Your gym bag may contain some of your most frequently used and worn items, with the purpose of boosting your health. However, gym bags can also be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which can have an adverse effect on your health and cause infections, if you don’t practise best hygiene and regularly change your kit. 

(Related: Your dumbbell has more germs than a toilet seat)

Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment Set has just published a report demonstrating how fungus from fungal nail infections (very common in athletes and sportspeople) can spread in the home, with used gym trainers being a key source of fungus and a hotspot for spreading fungus around the home to family members and causing recurrent infections. 

Their research has also revealed that almost 1 in 5 fungal nail sufferers have trainers over three years old which they believe are to blame for their infection. However, trainers aren’t the only unhygienic item in your gym kit. 

(Related: According to research, 1 in 3 Brits are dirty bastards)

Dr Lisa Ackerley, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner (The Hygiene Doctor), reveals why trainers the other items in our gym kits could be harbouring bacteria and fungus, how to practise

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