Did you know that your hands are one of the dirtiest parts of your body? According to WebMD, “when we eat or drink something, our hands can pick up more than a million bacteria.” Since your hands are one of the dirtiest parts of your body, it’s important to have a quick clean up after you do anything with them.
Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. We all know that, but how many people actually wash their hands after using the restroom or before preparing a meal? Most people don’t! Take it from someone who has seen first-hand what happens when proper hand hygiene isn’t practiced – it’s not pretty.
Hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to take in order to avoid spreading infection from person to person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that many hospital-acquired infections are spread by people who don’t practice proper hand hygiene. This blog post will give you some handy tips for practicing good hand hygiene and staying safe in the process.
Clean your Hands with Soap and Water, or an Alcohol-Based hand Sanitiser.
Your hands are home base for a lot of your daily routines from eating to shaking others’ hands. But all that hand-to-hand contact is risky business, leaving you with dirty or sickly digits. The problem? It’s tough to keep the germs off your fingers so it’s best if you take proactive measures by washing them at least once every 10 minutes and always before preparing food!
Clean up those pesky finger bugs by following these simple steps: wash water down each one thoroughly (about 30 seconds) then use soap as necessary and alcohol-based hand sanitiser when appropriate; don’t forget about after handling raw meats because they contain E coli which can make people really ill within 12 hours of consumption.
If Possible, use a Paper Towel to turn off Faucets.
When people touch dirty things, they can spread bacteria from the object to their hand and then unknowingly transmit it onto other objects without realizing.
When you don’t wash your hands after touching public surfaces like door handles or bathroom stalls, there’s a good chance that you’re carrying all sorts of germs on them! To avoid spreading any undesirable microbes around places where food is prepared or consumed (like restaurants), try turning off faucets with paper towels so as not to contaminate anything else before washing up completely.
Wash your Produce Thoroughly Before Eating it.
Washing produce before eating it could be the difference between a healthy meal and food poisoning.
It is crucial to wash all of your fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly with cold water or vegetable brushes, especially if you are going to eat them raw as salads.
Wear Gloves when Needed – Especially in Contact Sports.
“Wear gloves when needed – especially in contact sports to practice hand hygiene.” This is a basic rule of thumb for athletes and coaches alike. Yet, it’s one that many people don’t follow because they think their hands are too tough or strong enough to handle being exposed on the field. However, this has been found not only unhealthy but also dangerous as exposure can lead to an increase in bacterial count which may cause staph infections among other things like food poisoning from raw eggs getting into wounds during wrestling matches etcetera.
Keep your Nails Trimmed to not Get an Infection.
You might not realize it, but your fingernails can harbor bacteria and other germs. To keep them clean and healthy as well as to practice good hygiene habits you should make sure that they are always trimmed short enough so that the skin is visible underneath when looking at a person’s hands from above their fingers.
There has been much debate about how often nails need to be clipped in order for this rule of thumb (no pun intended) to work most efficiently; however, many people agree on trimming them every two weeks or longer if possible–and never cutting into the quick where blood vessels live which would cause pain!
It’s important to be safe and protect yourself against germs and bacteria. And one of the most effective ways you can do this is by practicing good hand hygiene! Be sure to wash your hands with soap at least once a day, both before eating or preparing food, after using the bathroom, changing diapers, handling animals (especially pets), touching garbage cans or dirty surfaces like door knobs. Hand sanitiser also helps when there aren’t any sinks nearby for washing up – just make sure it has 60% alcohol content in order to kill off those nasty bugs that might get on our skin during these times we are not able to practice proper hand hygiene. We hope this blog post helps you stay healthy all year long!