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Keep Yoga Mat Germs At Bay With This Simple Folding Trick


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Most people roll up their yoga mats after class, but that transfers germs from the underside (floor) to the top side that you stand and lie on--ew! Use this trick to properly fold your yoga mat and keep the top side away from the germy underside.

Before rolling up your mat, simply fold it in half. That keeps the top side you use touching itself and the bottom/dirty side away from it. Then roll up your mat. Simple and easy! Of course, you should always wipe down your mat before and after each use, too. :-) emoticon
- Submitted by COACH_NICOLE 9/8/2010 in Exercise | 7 Comments
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CONNIE1-11 9/8/2010 3:42:00 PM

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SABLENESS 1/13/2013 9:18:00 AM

    Very sensible; good tip!
DRAGONCHILDE 8/18/2012 3:19:00 PM

    I've been struggling with a ringworm infection, and I'm almost positive I keep re-infecting myself with my yoga mat. I may very well have picked up the infection itself form the gym!
EBLOOMING 1/23/2011 5:31:00 PM

    Thanks Nicole!! emoticon
7WORSHIPS 1/21/2011 8:45:00 AM

    Great tip! I must admit I have been rolling my mat up incorrectly. thanks for this informative tip!! emoticon emoticon
IZZYBEBOP 9/8/2010 7:19:00 PM

    I haven't been wiping mine down, but am definitely going to start to.
1WALKINGMAN 9/8/2010 6:09:00 PM

    That is so logical. Thanks! emoticon

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