Importance of Hand Sanitization

You may have observed that there are people who fall ill very often. In fact, you may also find that in some families, it is common to see people suffering from common cold and other such ailments. Not many people realize that there are some simple steps to follow to shield self from common ailments.

Maintaining basic hygiene is the basic step towards keeping good health. Take a shower regularly. The frequency of shower depends on your working conditions and the climate you live in. For instance, if you have a job with high level of physical activity, you may need to bath twice to support body hygiene. Similarly, people living in hot and wet conditions should bathe 2-3 times daily with a quality body wash.

The next simple step is to thoroughly wash your hands before meals and each time that you suspect germs. You should use a high quality hand wash liquid as they don’t contain the germs of another person’s hands. Equally important is the time you spend during hand wash. Instead of treating it like a mere formality, hand wash must be given adequate importance and attention.

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Fortunately for those who often move, hand sanitizer are a great option to keep up hygiene. You get sanitizer in all varieties of packaging including a tiny one that you can keep in your pocket, a sleek one that you can keep in you car, and a big bottle with dispenser that you can keep on your office desk. It is a very useful product for instances when you don’t have the time or option for a proper hand wash.

Clothes often contain hidden germs and bacteria that can potentially cause us harm. So don’t wait for visible dirt to arrive. Wash your clothes often, especially towels and handkerchiefs. You may also like to add special additives to your washing machine to make sure a thorough wash.

Maintaining basic hygiene and health is not a challenge. All you need to do is follow simple steps and a change in your regular lifestyle.

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If you are not sure on what situation are best for maintaining your personal hygiene, then here is a summarized version.

You must wash your hands for below works:

  • After you visit the washroom.
  • Before eating any thing
  • After taking out garbage.
  • After you touch cuts, boil, etc
  • After handling fish or poultry.
  • After blowing your nose or handling dirty items.

Number of times you should take a bath:

  • At least once a day for everyone.
  • If your work requires high physical activity, then bathe 2 times a day.
  • For people living in hot and humid places, take a bath 2-3 times a day
  • For any bath use a good soap and a good shampoo or any Ayurvedic product.

Follow the above steps and you will not fall sick or will fall sick less often.


by Abhijeet Choudhury