How To Create Healthy Hygiene Habits That Are Important To Stay Healthy
Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Sickness
We will go more in-depth later in this course about prevention techniques, but here are a few ways to protect yourself and your co-workers and help stop the spread of germs while at work:
- Find out about your employer’s plans if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site.
- Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs.
- Make sure your workplace has an adequate supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol- based hand rubs, and disposable wipes.
- Train others on how to do your job so they can cover for you in case you or a family member gets sick and you have to stay home.
- If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible.
10 Personal Hygiene Practices
1. Wash Your Hands Frequently: Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of disease. You should especially wash your hands before and after you eat, after going to the bathroom, and when you come into contact with someone who is sick. In order to achieve effective results, make sure you wash your hands properly.
- Wet your hands with clean water and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them thoroughly with soap.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands well.
- Dry your hands with a towel or air dry.
2. Bathe: Cleaning your body washes away dead skin cells and dirt and helps fight the spread of disease. For older adults, it’s recommended to shower or take a bath at least twice a week to achieve the positive effects.
3. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day: Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, to maintain good oral hygiene along with regular dental checkups.
4. Floss Your Teeth Daily: In addition to brushing your teeth, floss your teeth once a day for optimal oral hygiene.
5. Take Care of Your Nails: Cleaning and trimming your nails reduces your risk of hangnails and infected nail beds.
6. Wear Clean Clothes: After you wear clothes, wash them with a detergent and dry them immediately upon rinsing. Dirty clothes can harbor bacteria that could lead to body odor or even skin irritations.
7. Cover Your Mouth When You Cough or Sneeze: This is extremely important to avoid spreading germs to people around you.
8. Get Restful Sleep: Restful sleep is essential to wellbeing, no matter your age. It is recommended for all adults to sleep between seven to nine hours a night.
9. Create a Routine: Whatever your process may be to maintain good personal hygiene, make either a mental checklist or write it down. This way, you’ll remember and keep up with the steps you need to take to stay clean and healthy.
10. Visit the Doctor: Maintaining regular healthcare appointments can help you catch infections and illnesses early, making it easier to treat them. Visit your healthcare provider when you have a concern and schedule routine check-ups.