Global Hand-Washing Day
- October 15, 2019
Personal hygiene is one of those things that no one can do for you, just like maturing and making something of your life. Kids get told, scolded and maybe even whooped if they pick food with dirty hands or don’t wash their hands after using the restroom but as adults, no one will question you if your hands are cleaned or not. They would just assume that you have clean hands and they would shake hands with you or probably get snacks from you.
Washing hands is the easiest, safest and healthiest practice to get used to if you want to increase your personal hygiene. All you need to imbibe this healthy practice is to pay attention to when you touch a lot of items outside your comfort zone, handle money, clean, use the restroom and when it’s time to eat.
Handwashing prevents the spread of many diseases and infections and there are a lot of gurry scenarios I can paint for you to get the big picture but let’s be cute, I have narrowed down the importance of hand-washing below:
Hand-washing reduces the chances of contacting diarrhea: Diarrhea is more than the roaring sound of your tummy because you have to go to the restroom and it’s more than frequent visit to the restroom also. Diarrhea is a result of negligence and unhealthy food consumption. Diarrhea is proof that your immunity has been compromised due to a polluted food or fruit or even water.
Hand-washing also helps with prolonged antibiotic resistance. You can read up the science here
Having understood that hand-washing is a practice for everyone anywhere, how then do you wash your hands. I have a simple answer to that: with soap and water. Anytime to wash your hands, get clean water and soap, lather both hands, pay attention to your fingernails and underneath your fingernails because food residue or dirt could be hiding there. Once you’re done, rinse with clean water and dry them with clean towel or air dry them.