Study: Gym Equipment May Have More Germs Than A Toilet Seat (Video)

Going to the gym is supposed to help you stay healthy, but a new study says it could be making you sick. The study by will make you plop some disinfectant wipes into your workout bag. Researchers for a company that reviews exercise equipment tested items found in a common gym.

They discovered free weights have 362 times the number of germs as a toilet seat. They also found the typical treadmill had 74 times more bacteria than a public bathroom faucet. Researchers recommend disinfecting equipment before and after each use, as well as washing your hands after each workout.