HINI Virus

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Registered: 08-25-2006
HINI Virus
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Sat, 05-16-2009 - 2:58am
I go to a very cheap gym (that is all I can afford right now) so after using any equipment I clean off before and after myself with Clorox Wipes. I was wondering if it is healthy to go to a gym which is closed with lots of people working out and sweating especially with the H1N1 virus problem? I know this question may sound silly and I do apologize for sounding a bit paranoid, but I really need some advice. Anyone? Everyone? Thanks.
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Registered: 09-02-2004
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 7:05am

I don't think there's any need to be paranoid about H1N1. Follow the same cleaning procedures as always, and you'll be fine.

IMHO, H1N1 is only a big deal because the media made it so. If you look at the symptoms, how is it different from regular flu? The media doesn't report on regular flu numbers, but I am sure it spreads at the same rapid rate, it's only because we have very specfic numbers that people get scared and panic. And yes, people die from regular flu, if you have a compromised immune system.

Live healthy, and stop worrying.





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Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 8:05am

I think it is very considerate of you to wipe down your equipment.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 8:44am
As srt and fsn have said, it's always smart to clean off machines and stay home when you're sick.





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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 8:46am
I agree about overuse of antibiotics.





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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 8:49am
This does bring up a complaint of mine at all gyms is the people who are deathly sick and think they need their workout. I know quite a few people who do it. Stay home!





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Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: ladyavee
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 9:13am
I really need to become more educated on flus, viruses, and antibiotics.