Friday, July 28, 2006

Essentials of Healthy life – Cleanliness a brief review

Health is wealth so preserve it. Life is short so use it in the right way. Cleanliness merely fits with the apt meaning of being free from dirt, dust, germs and bad smells. A recent shift has now taken place to recognise that ‘germs’ may play a major role in our immune systems. So experts say washing hands frequently, specially when in an environment of many people with infections and diseases. Washing is one of the best way to achieve cleanliness.Have a brief overlook on the following issue to be aware of how to keep one self clean.

A step way process regarding cleanliness of hands is given below:
· Use warm water
· But avoid scorching your hands.
· Use anti-bacterial soap or hand wash.
· Wash between fingers and use paper towels to wipe off.
Washing of hands has to be followed
· Before eating
· After eating
· After using the toilet
· After playing outdoor games
· After attending to a sick person
· After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing; and after handling pets.
The proverb "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," a common phrase that describes humanity's high opinion of being clean. Purposes of cleanliness include health, beauty and to avoid the spreading of germs .If your hands have any kind of skin cut or infection, wash hands with an anti bacterial soap. Thoroughly wash with hot, soapy water all surfaces that come in contact with raw meat, poultry, fish, and eggs before moving on to the next step in food preparation. Consider using paper towels to clean kitchen surfaces.
Keep pets, household cleaners, and other chemicals away from food and surfaces used for food. Along with removing any old food or dirty water, it’s a very good practice to clean the bowls or containers that the food and water are in, ever Hygienic practices—such as frequent hand washing or the use of boiled (and thus sterilized) water have a profound impact on reducing the spread of disease. This is because they kill or remove disease-causing microbes (germs) in the immediate surroundings. For instance, washing one's hands after using the toilet and before handling food reduces the chance of spreading E. coli bacteria and Hepatitis A, both of which are spread from fecal contamination of food.
Personal cleanliness:
· Daily washing of the body and hair.
· More frequent washing of hands and face.
· Oral hygiene—Daily brushing teeth.
· Cleaning of the clothes and living area.
· Use of bandaging and dressing of wounds.
· Not touching animals before eating.
· avoidance of unhygienic people.
· Holding a tissue in your hand when coughing or sneezeing.
· Suppression of habits such as spitting or nose-picking.
· Washing hands before eating.
· Not licking fingers before picking up sheets of paper.
· Cut finger nails and toe nails.


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