Category: Athletics

Bacteria and the Gym

BACTERIA AND THE GYM A report by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released in June highlights that more than half of infectious disease outbreaks happen to those involved in competitive sports like running, cycling, and weightlifting. “Skin infections in athletes are extremely common,” the NATA report reveals. Why? New York Times health columnist Jane […]

What Causes Body Odor

BODY ODOR Smelly shoes, stinky socks and clothes: Exercise is a good thing, but it sure can make you sweat. And sweat stinks. Or does it?   WHAT CAUSES BODY ODOR? By itself, perspiration (sweat) is odorless. But it does contribute to body odor. The Mayo Clinic explains it’s the bacteria on your skin combined […]