6 Disgusting Germs Lurking in a Gym Locker Room

Planter Wart Virus

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It can be pretty easy to find a reason not to go to the gym, but few people would list health as a reason not to go. But the gym locker room, with its warm moist environment, is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, fungus and many other germs that can weaken your health. Make sure you take precautions in the locker room to avoid these 6 microscopic critters.

1. Plantar Wart Virus

The plantar wart virus thrives in moist places like the locker room. The virus penetrates through the skin, most often where there is a cut or damage to the skin, or if the skin has repeatedly been exposed to the virus. Plantar warts can be very painful as walking on the warts push them flat making them grow up into the skin. Walking around the locker room bare foot increases your risk for developing plantar warts so make sure to wear flip flops or sandals at all times.