There is something hidden under the yoga mat that infects the whole body
When you have completed a difficult yoga exercise such as handstand and knees, have you noticed that the yoga mats that have close contact with your skin are clean?
According to the Taiwanese People ‘s Livelihood News, most of the public yoga mats in fitness venues are not regularly sterilized, which is easy to hide dirt and breed bacteria and cause skin infection.
There are a variety of yoga mat cleaning wipes, sprays, or yoga gloves, foot covers and other products recommended to consumers in the United States.
Dermatologists say that unwashed yoga mats are likely to harbor bacteria, dust, and dust mites.
The bacteria in it can cause folliculitis, which can easily cause ringworm and athlete’s foot. The biggest threat of dust mites to people with allergies is to induce allergic dermatitis and asthma.
Some people may say that they have not experienced any physical discomfort when practicing yoga on a common mat.
In fact, the reason is very simple. The germs in the unclean yoga mat do not immediately occur when they are infected by the human body. Instead, they lie in the skin’s surface for a long time.Infectious skin diseases.
Doctors suggest that the best way to prevent infection is to bring your own yoga mat.
In addition, after exercise, be sure to replace the shower gel rich in antibacterial ingredients to take a bath, fitness clothes should be soaked with disinfectant, or dried in the sun after cleaning.
Bring some disinfectant wipes when you practice yoga. Is it effective to wipe the yoga mat?
Actually, experts don’t recommend it.
Because of the general commonly used disinfection products, the entire pad is not changed during use, and the cleaning and sterilizing effect has not reached the standard, and it cannot play a role.
If you use a product with a high disinfection concentration, the disinfectant left on the pad after rubbing will also cause damage to the skin.
Further reading: How to buy yoga mats?
There are two types of yoga mats on the market according to materials: TPE, PVC.
According to the thickness there are 6mm, 7mm, 8mm and so on.
Many buyers who buy yoga mats face many different types and brands of mats on the market but do not know how to choose the mat that suits them.
Here is a brief introduction to everyone.
1: The difference between TPE and PVC: Difference 1: The mat of TPE is made of environmentally friendly materials. The mat of TPE is made of environmentally friendly materials. During the production process, the requirements for production technology and raw materials are high, so the price isPVC is more expensive. At present, there are few factories in China that can produce TPE mats, mainly imported materials from Taiwan.
There are many types of PVC mats, with prices ranging from a few to dozens.
The TPE is mainly more than 100 yuan or even several hundred yuan.
However, better quality PVC mats can never be bought for only twenty or thirty dollars.
Difference 2: The smell of the new TPE mat can be dissipated, while the odor of the poor quality PVC mat cannot be dissipated. Is the TPE mat environmentally friendly? Is there no odor?
Buying a new TPE mat will also smell a bit of the raw material itself (unless the seller opened the mat in advance to smell it).
But don’t worry, it doesn’t dissipate like the poor quality mats.
We bought a new mat, opened the mat and left it in a cool, ventilated place for a day or two to disperse the smell.
(Here everyone pays attention: Qiancheng can’t be put in the sun!
) If it is a poor quality mat, it will not disperse for many days.
Difference three: TPE mats have better non-slip properties and elasticity. We can’t worry about their non-slip properties and elasticity when we buy TPE mats.
Because the cushion made of this material has sliding properties, elasticity and workmanship that are unmatched by PVC materials, it can slip even when sweating.
Difference 4: TPE mats use time. TPE mats are more durable than PVC, and the use time is four or five times that of PVC.
In terms of cost performance, PVC mats are more economical.
However, compared with PVC yoga mats, TPE yoga mats have insurmountable advantages: 1, non-toxic, non-metallic elements, natural oxidation and decomposition, recyclable, avoiding environmental pollution; 2, soft, patchy, extremely strong grip-the wholeThe mats can be attached to the ground; 3, lightweight, each mat weighs about 1200 grams, about 300 grams lighter than PVC foam mats, easy to carry and store; 4, waterproof, non-slip, even the soles, palms sweat, onWhen doing yoga exercises, the anti-slip effect is still very good. The positive and negative sides have beautiful anti-slip particles, which has better anti-slip effect. 5. It has better elasticity and strong resilience.
Although it is only 6mm thick, because of its strong resilience, doing yoga on it will feel soft, very comfortable, and not thin at all.
Two: thickness selection for beginners generally choose 6mm, after having a certain foundation, you can choose 4mm thick.
The current length of yoga mats is 173cm, but there are also lengthened versions of 180cm or 183cm.