People often believe that eating a healthy diet and exercising is enough to boost immunity. Yes, they even add an immunity-booster in their routine, and it works to some extent. But what they do not know is the power of good hygiene and related practices. Practising hygiene is not just a habit but a boon to mankind. You are not only saving yourself but also several others.
The sudden global pandemic has a revolutionary change in the hygienic practices followed by the people across the world. But we recommend you to follow hygiene even after this global crisis ends and make it a part of your lifestyle. So, here are a few essential hygienic practices that you should incorporate in your routine.
No. #1: Take a shower daily
This is the basic tips of good hygiene, and if you are missing our this, then you are doing very wrong. A shower in the morning is essential to get rid of all the dirt, grime and sweat from the body. While doing so, also clean your genitals and make sure you do not use toxic chemicals. Using scented soaps and cleansers is not recommended. A simple, alcohol-based soap or body wash is sufficient.
No. #2: Wash your Hands Frequently
Washing your hands often is mandatory. Are you someone who eats food without washing hands or returns home after the gym and does not take a shower? Well, all this is extremely bad for your health. You are sending an informal invitation to germs, bacteria, viruses and everything that is infectious. So, wash your hands on several occasions – before eating a meal or a meal preparation, before and after touching your mouth or coughing, sneezing (even if you are using a handkerchief), after returning from the gym or outside, and other situations.
Make sure you just don’t soak your hands with water but use a handwash to get rid of the germs. Wash for at least 20 seconds. Scrub your fingernails and between the fingers while doing so.
Are you worried that your hands will lose the moisture due to the constant washing? Well, then place a moisturizer next to the hand wash bottle so that you can dab some hydration on your hands.
No. #3: Use a Hand Sanitizer
When you go out and do errands, immediately use a hand sanitizer. Also, when you touch common surfaces such as ATMs or similar, then sanitizing your hands instantly is an effective idea. Make sure your hand sanitizer does not have an expired date and is made of right ingredients.
No. #4: Do not get in Touch with a Sick Person
If you have a meeting with someone who is sick, then avoid such meetings. Tell them clearly that you would like to interact only when they become healthy and fit. Similarly, if you are sick, then avoid going in large crowds and meeting people, and stop the chain of infection.
No. #5: Avoid Large Crowds
The pandemic tension will continue for the next years. So, it is better if you avoid going in social events and gatherings, and maintain social distancing for a while. If you are sick or are feeling low, then avoid this practice completely. If it is a family event or gathering, then ensure that no one participating in the same is sick or infectious.
No. #6: Keep Everything Personal
Do you have the habit of using others’ toothbrushes or towels? Well, then it is not a healthy practice and can cause several health risks to you and the other person as well. No matter how beloved you are to each other, it is better to keep things personal. For instance, your towels, napkins, toothbrushes, soaps, and drinking bottles need to be separate. Similarly, if someone is ill in your house, then try to give them separate drinking glasses and napkins to avoid infection.
In case of kids or pets in your house, then try to disinfect all the toys that they play with the outsiders. You can go for paper towels and tissues, and paper glasses and plates if you want to avoid the constant washing and disinfection.
No. #7: Throw the Trash Daily
Do not accumulate trash in your home as it can lead to the spreading of bacteria in the house. Discard it on a daily basis. If you are tired of doing the task alone, then assign days to each one of you in the family and share the burden. Make sure that you dispose of the used paper tissues, sanitary napkins and diapers properly.
No. #8: Try to Avoid Shaking Hands
It is better to avoid shaking hands, or hugging each other when you meet someone, no matter how dear they are to you. You have to be emotionally and mentally aware of the effects of shaking hands with a sick or infectious person. So, be careful.
No. #9: Use Masks and Gloves wherever possible
Wearing a mask and gloves is essential if you want to be far from the viruses and bacteria. Also, if you are sick, then you can protect your loved ones and others by wearing this gear. It might sound silly to wear a mask even after the danger has subsided. But incorporate this practice in your life and save it in the future.
No. #10: Keep Practising Hygiene even when you are Sick
Being sick is a frustrating phase, and you might fall off from the hygienic practices. But we request you to make an effort and follow healthy practices and keep yourself clean and tidy. Visit a doctor if your symptoms persist and remember that you love your dear ones and so, maintain a distance.
In conclusion, the above hygienic practices are mandatory and should be implemented at all times, even when the global crisis gets over. It might sound boring and irritating to follow all these practices, but it is for your own good.
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