Choosing well-fitting shoes can serve the athlete to get the most out of the physical activity. It is equally important to select the comfortable shoe sizing and shape that holds strong potential for both practice expansion and injury prevention. The wrong fit can have drastic consequences on athlete feet due to uncomfortable pressure that leads to corns, bruised toes, stress fractures, bunions and many more.
UPMC Sports Medicine share some goals for shoe fits based on common athletic activities in the infographic below.
Genital herpes is most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States caused by an incurable virus, commonly known as Herpes Simplex Virus or HSV.
The average herpes statistics can be somewhat of a surprise. Here is an info-graphic explaining how common is genital herpes virus:
How Genital Herpes Spread?
Genital Herpes Common in United States
Genital Herpes: Men Vs Women
Prevention and Conclusion
Onychomycosis, also termed as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that affect athlete’s fingernail or toenail. The infection occurs from overgrowth of fungi which slowly cause unsightly and thickened nail.
Athletes regularly expose their feet to stress, contamination and moisture, putting them at high risk for a toenail fungus infection. Here is an info-graphic by NailFungusClinic sharing ten tips for athletes to avoid fungal nail infection:
Here are few recommendations for athletes to avoid having a fungal nail infection:
In a perfect BJJ training world no one would get skin infections.
Unfortunately, that’s never going to be the case.
If there’s one thing that should be true it’s that after every great roll session should comes a great shower. For some, the experience of washing your body can be particularly spiritual, very relaxing and even healing. For others a shower after isn’t even a thought. Those usually are the training partners we avoid to work with. When it’s your nose that tells you who to avoid, you know something is wrong
What is that smell? And why do I have to avoid training with it? That smell is from an odor causing bacteria. But odor isn’t the worst of it. Dangerous skin infections common in BJJ like MRSA, staph A, acne, ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot also live on dirty skin, GI’s and equipment can be prevented with proper BJJ hygiene. Usually you’re not the only person who is training, sweating and rolling around on the mat. Whatever you bring with you goes home with the other training partners whether they like it or not.
As you move through the training environment your Gi, your belt, and your skin are accumulating all the particles and microorganisms that others bring to the academy from their lives —and share it on the mat with their training partners.
Jiu Jitsu academies are naturally a breeding ground for bacteria fungus and viruses because of their warm humid climate and close quarters training. Proper hygiene is one of the smartest ways to defend yourself. It’s important for Jiu-Jitsu athletes to follow good hygiene practices to your training partners and your academy. Learning and sharing little tips, like keeping your finger and toenails closely trimmed, and to never shower before a training session because it can strip your skins healthy bacteria from fighting infections, can and will greatly reduce the chances of an infection spreading through your academy. Often people ask themselves what is the best soap to use after training BJJ. I’m here to tell you its Defense Soap.
Definitely some good qualities an aspiring BJJ artist would look for when selecting the right soap.
In the end
When it all comes down to it I would make sure my soap answers all of the questions above. If my choice came down to two similar products but one company had test done to show its effectiveness and one didn’t. I would trust the brand that provided the clinical studies to its customers regarding its safety and effectiveness hands down. Not many companies do this. Defense Soap does. Major hygiene manufacturers that mass produced cheap soap and its imitations, known as “beauty cream bars ” loaded them with chemicals with no absolutely no studies done on the long term effects on human health. After decades of being viciously marketed to the masses these products containing the harmful chemicals are being found to have severe immune and hormonal effects. Choose the soap that’s natural and honest like greatest BJJ athletes are.
A persistent rashes or itching in the genital area commonly in men can be caused due to Jock Itch or Herpes. Both are tragic, producing red, irritated rashes on skin that appears in the groin, thighs and genital area.
Here is an info-graphic by JockItchDoctor explaining what is the difference between a jock itch or herpes.
Jock Itch or Herpes: Causes and Symptoms
Prevention and Treatment