Germs are Everywhere – Protect Yourself
Germs, the all-embracing term for bacteria and viruses, are everywhere and now is the time to start protecting yourself from these unwanted visitors. Whether you are at home, work, or even enjoying a day at the park, it’s guaranteed that you will come into contact with these harmful intruders. Germs are everywhere – in food, in the air, on plants and animals, in the soil, in the water, on just about every other surface, and even on your own body. Don’t be alarmed though, most germs won’t hurt you as our immune systems are made to protect us from these persistent agents; however, some germs are challenging rivals because they’re constantly mutating to break your immune system’s defenses.
By learning to protect yourself from germs, you are not only keeping yourself healthy when something is “going around”, but you are also preventing future colds, flus and other sicknesses by improving your daily germ fighting habits. The following are some common ways to prevent germs from attacking your body and making you sick.
Wash your hands:
One of the number one ways to protect yourself from germs is by simply washing your hands regularly. Antibacterial soaps are great, but plain soap and water work just as well, if not better- just lather up and rinse and your good to go!
Wipe down all surfaces:
No matter whether the surface is wood, plastic, stainless steel, or even the paper in a magazine, germs breed there. Make sure you wipe down all surfaces, especially in your kitchen. The kitchen is especially important because of the bacteria present on some uncooked foods, especially meats.
Get a proper sanitizer:
In everyday life, you may encounter situations where you need to sanitize your hands, but there is no proper hand washing equipment available- this is where hand sanitizers come in handy. Your hand sanitizer should be at least 60% alcohol if you hope to disinfect in between washing and any time you come into contact with anything someone else might have touched. If not, they may not work properly and you could put yourself at even higher risk of getting sick.
Avoid sharing personal items:
Sharing is caring- but not in this case. Sharing items such as makeup or earrings can give germs easy access to your welcoming body and may cause you to get infections or disease.
Evaluate your lifestyle:
Exercising, eating nutritious foods, staying hydrated and getting enough sleep can help reduce stress and improve your immune system’s ability to ward off germ invasions.
Since water fountains are damp and rarely cleaned properly (if at all), they are a popular breeding ground for germs. A helpful hint would be to run the water for at least 10 seconds before drinking it- this can help you avoid these germs and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some other top places where germs thrive are: public magazines, grocery carts, keyboards and office equipment, gym equipment and even the remote control.
Take advantage of technology:
Automated hygiene technologies such as automatic faucets, automatic flushers and automatic cleaners are just a few examples of how technology can help prevent the spread of germs.
Although we can’t completely avoid germs, we can make it difficult for them to affect us. The importance of washing your hands can’t be expressed enough, and by following the other proper cleaning techniques you can better equip yourself to handle the onset of a sickness and maintain a sick-free lifestyle for yourself and your family.
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