Fear of MRSA Staph
Infections May Help Boost Home Gym Sales
MRSA Super Bug
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) was once a disease
reserved for Convalescent and Assisted Care facilities. Today staph
infections have become more common in gyms, locker rooms, whirlpools and
from weightlifting equipment.
Last April defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins, Brandon Noble,
was sidelined with the infection. According to doctors, if he had
waited another 24 hours he could have died or lost a limb. His story
was recently featured on an ABC News segment about MRSA.
MRSA usually enter the body from a cut or small scratch. The area may
become red and then the infected individual will experience flu like
symptoms including intense pain.
Infections among professional and amateur athletes are becoming more
common. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there
are more than 130,000 people taken to the hospital each year because of
MRSA. Outbreaks hit sports teams because players are often in close
contact and have open wounds.
Hillary Swank developed a serious drug resistant Staph infection on her
foot while working on the Million Dollar Baby film. She was in contact
with gym equipment and was working out daily for the movie. It started
with a blister on her foot, and then she had red marks going up her
This is one of the reasons home gyms are expected to be popular this
year. Sales of elliptical trainers and treadmills are expected to
increase. Considering what you would pay for a years membership at the
local gym, home gyms and treadmills are becoming more affordable.
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