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How To Stay Fungus-Free At Yoga

Briann Goldman
October 28, 2022

Staying physically active is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Yoga has been growing in popularity and is a fan favourite activity in the fitness world. However, it can increase your risk of fungal infections. Fungi such as ringworm (hand), athlete's foot, and jock itch thrive in moist, warm, and poorly ventilated environments. As a result of excessive sweating, people doing yoga are more likely to develop fungal infections.

But don't worry! You can still participate in yoga as long as you know your surroundings and, most importantly, your personal hygiene. So, here are some tips to stay fungus-free at yoga.

Methods to Avoid Contracting Fungus While Doing Yoga

So, what are the best ways to stay away from a fungal infection while doing yoga? The following are a few practices to follow to ensure you stay fungus free: 

Cleaning Mats

Because fungi spread through direct contact, these commonly shared surfaces serve as breeding grounds for fungi. As a result, if possible, bring your own equipment, gear, and exercise/yoga mats. Never share towels because ringworm can spread through them. If you don't have any, you could always pack some disinfectant wipes and a bottle of sanitizer in your gym bag. Also, remember to wash and dry your mat before storing it.

Wearing Clean Socks and Shoes

After a class, showering assists in removing germs and bacteria from your sweat session.. Remember to wash with soap and then dry your body thoroughly, particularly between your toes, armpits, and other skin folds. Wear cotton clothing and avoid wearing plastic or rubber footwear to allow air to flow freely and your body to breathe. After each use, air out your gym bag and shoes because sweat and moisture from used gym clothes could cause fungal growth. Most importantly, always launder your workout clothes and never share personal items such as soap, towels, or shoes. Copper impregnated socks also resist fungal growth.

Avoid Wearing Bare Feet In Public Places

Make sure you do not go barefoot in public places such as yoga showers, locker rooms, saunas, and swimming pools. It is preferable to bring your own footwear rather than walk barefoot or use footwear provided at fitness centers. The footwear available to borrow is likely used by other patrons, making it easier for fungal infections like athlete's foot to spread from one person to another due to direct contact.

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