Why is hygiene so important in sports?

Why is hygiene so important in sports?

Whether you roll on mats practicing BJJ, or you skateboard on a daily basis, one thing that is over looked in HYGIENE. The purpose of this blog post today is to remind you to practice proper hygiene to continue to live the life you do, and to enjoy the hobbies you enjoy.

Types of common sports diseases

There's a plethora (that word even sounds like a disease) of diseases you can catch by not performing proper hygiene in a sport environment.

Staphylococcus Aureus

No, its not the name of a Dinosaur or your Grandpas great great Grandpa, its a deadly disease that attacks quick and can be lethal if not addressed. This is a very common disease that is picked up by MMA fighters as the feet are very prone to picking it up from the floor, as well as rolling on the mats.


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

What the hell is that tongue twisting word? Also known as MRSA, this disease is even MORE deadly than its horrible counterpart listed above. This strain is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic in the same class as penicillin. MRSA can be transferred as easily as using someone else's towel, shaking someones hand, and especially physical contact while fighting.

Well shit... how can I protect myself?

Great question computer screen. There's a handful of ways to prevent such horrible diseases. According to health.ny.gov, they state "Careful hand washing is the single most effective way to control the spread of CA-MRSA".This is the number one way to prevent such diseases. WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS PEOPLE! Do you know how many people i've seen in public restrooms come out of a stall and walk straight past a sink and leave? Oddly enough, thats the same person I will see eating with they're nasty ass hands 5 minutes later.

A few more ways you can stop MRSA and Staph Infections is by not using other peoples gear and by taking care of your own. I'm in no way trying to right hook you by saying our Knockout Spray is a great way to keep your gear clean, but it's the damn truth, homies. Using something as simple as a $7 bottle of disinfectant spray and a bar of soap (Hagwood Soap that is. There's my official right hook) can be the difference between you fighting another day on the mats, or fighting for your life against these deadly diseases.



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