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Stay Healthy & Well - Wash Your Hands!

Stay Healthy & Well - Wash Your Hands!
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Hand washing has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to stay healthy.  You may ask, "Why all of the fuss?"  Because after you've touched something contaminated with viruses or bacteria, your hands give germs a free ride into your body through your eyes, mouth, or nose, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why is it so important to wash your hands, you may ask?  Simply put, washing your hands frequently and thoroughly helps keep you healthy. You use your hands to touch everything around you, and it’s the fastest way to communicate infectious germs. Regular washing of hands with soap and water could reduce deaths from diarrheal illnesses by 50%, according to the CDC estimates.

How can you catch a cold by not washing your hands? Germs may live on inanimate objects for an extended time. If you touch contaminated surfaces, the germs get on your hand. Eventually, you touch your eyes, nose or mouth, which gives germs access to your insides.

Where are you most likely to pick up germs? The top of the list is the restroom, and everything associated with the restroom. Viruses prefer warm, wet environments, like a hand towel in the bathroom. Things like computer keyboards, phones, TV remotes may be a few of the most likely places to pick up germs in addition to the restroom. 

What is the right way to wash your hands? The proper way to wash your hands is with lots of soap and warm water for as long as you have the patience, but aim for at least 20 to 30 seconds.

When you are on-the-go and washing your hands is not readily available, the perfect choice as an alternative to washing hands and to protect yourself from germs is body&homeElegants™  Hand Sanitizer.


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