11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic

11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic

Generally on Tuesdays I share a healthy and/or yummy recipe for Travel Animal Doctor readers. This Tuesday, however, I found a humorous article from Buzzfeed that I just had to repost/share. I relate to this article so much, because while I love going to the gym, I always feel like I have cooties when I leave. 11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic Gyms are filthy garbage cans. But they’re garbage cans that facilitate physical fitness. Learn how to use one without becoming patient zero. Between the aroma of human funk in the locker room and seeing people’s sweat prints all over mats and machines, it’s reasonable to assume that gyms are pretty hectic germ-wise. View this image › reactiongifs.com But if we follow a few easy, expert-approved tips, even the most germaphobic among us can enjoy fitness. View this image › Getty Images/iStockphoto Dario Lo Presti BuzzFeed Life asked Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D., director of the Environment, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health to explain germs, how they live, work, and spread, and what measures gym-goers can take to minimize our exposure to these infection- and sickness-causing microorganisms. Here’s what she said. 1. Understand which germs are where. instagram.com / Via Instagram: @kaf234 “Moist environments are more efficient at spreading germs,” Reynolds says. Between sweaty equipment and mats, wet sinks and showers, and humid saunas, gyms are basically life-giving spas for germs. The two germs to be aware of in the gym environment are Trichophyton, the fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of...
A Female Guide to Solo Travel Review- Travel Animal Doctor

A Female Guide to Solo Travel Review- Travel Animal Doctor

A Female Guide to Solo Travel is the “go-to” source for any woman who is planning a trip or interested in travel. – Travel Animal Doctor Lisa Imogen Eldridge, an expert traveler and author of A Female Guide to Solo Travel, writes incredible sample itineraries and tips for aspiring female world travelers. Parts A Female Guide to Solo Travel is divided into four parts for easy reading. The first, Why Travel Solo?, discusses the pros and cons of solo travel. The second part, Plan Your Trip, gives many helpful hints on travel preparation, and finances. On the Road, the third section, discusses travel hacks to stay safe, happy, and healthy while on the road. Finally, Coming Home gives insight on how to manage post-travel depression. Six Underlying Themes of A Female Guide to Solo Travel 1) Funds Lisa Eldridge writes about some of the many job options available to travelers. A travel fund source increasingly intriguing to me is the ability to work on organic farms in the area as you travel. If you are a woman who wants to travel while making a living, A Female Guide to Solo Travel is the perfect guide for you.  2) Inspiration With this book, you realize that the world is at your disposal. Traveling allows you to immerse yourself into different cultures. Through your personal travel experiences you start viewing life with new eyes. Wanderlust sets in when I read A Female Guide to Solo Travel.   3) Vacation Lisa Eldridge wrote a sample itinerary for everywhere imaginable. A Female Guide to Solo Travel is not only a book for the world traveler. A brief guide to travel in North America is included for seasonal vacationers.   4) Tips Throughout this...
Day One Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats Review- Travel Animal Doctor

Day One Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats Review- Travel Animal Doctor

The tantalizing scent of these Day One apple cinnamon dog treats have Jade drooling before she even gets a taste. – Travel Animal Doctor   Day One Apple Cinnamon Treats As these are treats, they are not a substantive or main food source for your pet, and should be given sparingly to compliment a healthy pet diet. Make sure that fresh water is always handy for your dog while he/she enjoys this drool-worthy apple cinnamon flavored snack. Apple Cinnamon Properties: Pets should have fruit in moderation. The apple flavor in this treat offers just the moderation your pet needs. Apples have Vitamin C and antioxidant properties for your dog. Apples support gastrointestinal health and help with degenerative joint disease. In this study from Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, cinnameldehyde was synthesized from cinnamon in the laboratory. Results of their research conclude that a chemical derived from cinnameldehyde has anti-cancer properties in animals. This finding indicates that cinnamon may have potential for use as an anticancer agent. Ingredients: Ground Whole Wheat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Oat Flour, Olive Water, Whole Egg, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Apple Concentrate, Ceylon Cinnamon Review: The size of these crunchy reward treats are perfect for a small congratulatory “good girl” or  “atta boy” treat. When I opened the bag, the aroma of the cinnamon was so prominent that my husband believed that I had lit a cinnamon scented candle somewhere in the household. When he realized that I had just opened a bag of apple cinnamon flavored treats to give one to Jade, he could not resist tasting a bit of an apple cinnamon treat for himself. While the Day One apple cinnamon treats are human...
Orange Sangrita on the Rocks – Travel Animal Doctor

Orange Sangrita on the Rocks – Travel Animal Doctor

Relive the essence of summer with this orange sangrita drink in hand. – Travel Animal Doctor Ingredients: 12 oz. Limeade (Frozen) 1 mandarin orange 4 oz triple sec 1 lime 8 oz. tequila 12 oz. Mexican beer of choice (Dos Equis, Corona, or Tecate for example) Margarita or sea  salt for the rims Ice   Instructions: Unpeel the mandarin orange and chop into bite sized pieces. Slice the lime. Mix together the triple sec, tequila, mexican beer and limeade in a large pitcher.  Stir in the frozen limeade until completely uniform with the rest of the fluids. Add ice and mandarin orange bits into the pitcher and stir. Save a few whole slices of lime to place on your glass rims, while adding the rest into the pitcher. Wet the rim of your glass and add salt to the rim edges. Fill your glass with the finished orange sangrita. Add an umbrella for an extra beachy feel. Wah la! This recipe is complete and ready to drink. Fresh from the kitchen, Macy gives her sniff of approval. Sorry Macy, this drink is not for you. End of the SummeR “R” Phases Remorse: What will I do when I can’t buy anymore farmer’s market ingredients for my fresh homemade salsa? Where will the nice weather go? Regret: Where did the time go? What happened to that plan we devised to spend the summer at the beach? Forget the heat wave. Why didn’t I go outside more? Relief: Children are all back in school, and the temptation of that neighborhood ice cream truck is gone. There are less distractions to complete work. No more sun burn. Relaxation: It’s almost time for...
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