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A tip to increase cardio equipment hygiene and comfort...
Bring a pair of longish cotton socks with you to your elliptical, treadmill or exercise bike of choice, and put the socks over whatever hand-bar you're going to grasp onto. If it's an elliptical you're using, you can slip the socks down over the arm grips; for the treadmill, you can put them over your own hands or tie them in grippable knots around the horizontal bar. Holding onto a cotton-covered bar is SO much more tractioned, comfortable and DRY than a slippy, sweaty piece of plastic!!
I do this on my home elliptical all the time! I used tie-dyed socks -- adds color to my workout! :)
I found a way that works for me in retrieving LOST socks! I keep the ONE lost sock in a bag marked" LOST SOCKS" in the laundry room. Then as I am sorting through the dryer for socks, I usually find the missing one! Before I used to just discard them or put them back in my drawer,but they'd get lost there,too! This way I KNOW where to LOCATE the lost sock!
I also find that if I buy TWO PAIRS of the same style socks,I don't have to look as often for a missing one. Helps especially with small CHILDREN'S SOCKS!
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