Good health can simply be defined as the state of being free from diseases and illnesses. Hygiene, on the other hand is the set of activities we do to avoid diseases, infections and other illness to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It plays a very important role in the life of an individual who chooses to remain healthy. The importance of good hygiene to children cannot be overemphasized as at least 3.4 million children die annually from lack of hygiene and other related issues according to a report-Personal Hygiene and Sanitation- published on www.suliver.org.
Below are few everyday tips to help you maintain clean hygiene and be in good health.
- Avoid biting your fingers when stressed up
For some people, it is normal to resort to nail-biting, chewing or even eating when worried, stressed or in deep thought. Though this act is caused unknowingly by mental stress, it is not good for both appearance and health.
- Avoid using cotton swaps to clean your ears.
Cotton swaps may seem harmless but medical experts warn against using them to clean the ears. From punctured eardrums to super impacted wax, so many catastrophes have resulted from using cotton swabs. They are dangerous.
- Wash your hands after using the bathroom
Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, even if you are in a hurry. It is very important to wash hands using soap and water every time after using both private and public bathrooms. This is one of the safest ways of keeping you and your family safe from germs and bacteria. Germs, bacteria and other disease causing organisms can also be contacted by touching contaminated surfaces and even transferred from one person to another by a simple touch. The importance of hand washing therefore cannot be overemphasized.
- Discard used toothbrush after 2-3 months.
Do you know that wet toothbrushes can collect several bacteria in as little as 1 month, which can be harmful to your health? Yes it can. Dentists recommend changing toothbrush every 2-3 months as using the same one for more than 3 months can lead to some health challenges including heart disease among others.
- Consider the way you brush your teeth
Using the right brushing technique is very important. Dentists recommend brushing the teeth for at least 2 minutes. Brushing only your teeth is not a complete guarantee for good health. It is important to note that there may still be some tartars left, either on your tongue or in between your teeth. Be sure not be lazy when brushing as “problems with your heart can start from increasing blood flow in your mouth” according to a report on www.brightside.com