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Healthy Habits: Wash Your Hands

Filed Under: Personal Care at 9:41 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Proper Hand Washing

It’s time to go back to school. Hygiene is always an important part of education, especially for kids. Whether is personal care, oral care or prevention, we should educate our kids to wash their hands often, brush their teeth regularly and prevent accidents.

This is the fist “back to school” since the new strain of H1N1 influenza emerged last spring. Popular called “swine flu”, the strain could follow the pattern of the world’s deadliest epidemic: the 1918 flu. That strain showed up as a relatively mild spring virus but re-emerged in a more virulent form in the fall.

Reports showed several cases of H1N1 across the country this past week, from college campuses to elementary schools. Prevention is still the best way to avoid potential cases of swine flu.

Hand washing has always being important to good hygiene and should be taken seriously particularly during flu outbreaks such as the current one. Proper hand washing is the easiest way to prevent infection.

Hand washing is a simple habit and requires only soap and warm water. Instructions for proper hand washing are pretty simple. Wet your hands with warm running water and apply soap. Lather well. Rub your hands vigorously together for 15 to 20 seconds. Scrub all surfaces, back of your hands wrists, between your fingers and fingernails. Rinse well. Dry your hands with a clean or paper towel.

Hand sanitizers can be a great alternative when soap and water are not available. Travel size containers of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be very helpful and are great to keep in your car, office or handbag.

Good hand hygiene is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy this fall.

 2 Comments, latest by Photographe professionnel

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2 Responses to “Healthy Habits: Wash Your Hands”

  1. Tork UK says:

    Great article here, I really like the picture instructions on how to wash your hands properly.
    This online interactive tutorial might also be useful in learning how essential not only washing but drying your hands are in reducing the spread of bacteria – http://bit.ly/MMVMr

  2. Photographe professionnel says:

    Excellent cet blog! Merci bcp ^^

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