Speaking to a friend at the Y this morning, I mentioned that I usually get sick/catch a cold maybe once a year. However, the last year or so it’s been more frequent, maybe 3 or 4 relatively minor colds. His observation was that about a year and a half ago I added an hour of free weights to my normal aerobic exercises, the implication being I’m picking up bacteria/viruses living on the equipment. Considering the hundreds of people using this equipment every day, it sounds very plausible.
Assuming this to be true, is there something I could wipe the bars/handles with that would kill the bugs living there? I’d like to have something I could put on a work out towel that would last an hour as it would look a little weird/paranoid to carry around a can of Lysol.