When it comes to wellness, the gym is an obvious first choice on the path to good health.

However, an infographic created by FitRated.com, a fitness review site, reveals how many unhealthy germs could be lurking on that fitness equipment. For example, free weights can have 362 times more germs than a toilet seat.

To avoid contracting something that will detract from your wellness plan, FitRated.com offers a few tips:

  • Disinfect machines before and after use.
  • Don’t walk around barefoot.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash your hands and change your clothes right after a workout.