This story originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com, written by Amy Roberts.
This year is different. You’ve decided to stick to your work out plan, and you got a gym membership to stay motivated. What you may not have bargained for: The risk of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin infection-causing germs. No, that’s not an excuse to be a couch potato. Thankfully, most people have healthy immune protections and do fine. But you should take some precautions. Here are the most common places those germs lurk – and how you can stay healthy. [Read more…] about Warning: The 7 Offensive Spots At The Gym That Can Make You Sick.