The right way to wash your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from contagious skin infections. It is very important to wash your hands properly because it removes dirt, viruses, and bacteria to stop them spreading to other people and objects.
In the above video, infection control expert Cristine Balintona is showing the right way to wash your hands. She says women have significantly more types of bacteria on their hands than men do and dry hands spread germs less easily than wet hands.
Hand-washing doesn’t take much time or effort, but it helps in terms of preventing illness. Antibacterial liquid hand soaps, bar soaps are effective at killing germs than regular soap. Adopting this simple habit can play a major role in protecting your health.
One of the reasons people hit gyms is to get a fit body with the use of equipment. But these machines also risk you to bacterial and germ exposure. A study reveled that gym equipment contains bacteria more than a toilet seat. It’s not just the equipment that you use, germs in your gym are floating all over the place including locker room.
Do you know what’s the bacteria level per gym equipment? What type of bacteria they are? Given info-graphic by FITRATED will provide you all necessary information on gym bacteria:
Public gym equipment are used by a number of people which generates those potentially health-threatening germs. These gym germs and bacteria can cause you many serious health and skin issues. You only can prevent yourself by avoiding basic gym hygiene mistakes. Be sure to disinfect machines both before and after you use them. You should never walk around barefoot o gym mat. Make sure you don’t touch your face while working out, and always wash your hands before doing that. One important thing is to change your gym clothes immediately after a sweaty workout session.
Now you know everything about gym bacteria, so take necessary steps to prevent yourself from various skin infections and illnesses.
Get started today with your new healthy gym habits!
Washing your hands has been described aptly as a do-it-yourself” vaccine- is one of the easiest ways to wipe out germs and reduce your chances of becoming sickened by them. As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accrue germs on your hands. In turn, by touching your eyes, nose or mouth you can infect yourself with these germs.
Georgia Pacific Professional demonstrate the details of hand washing in the infographic below:
It is not possible to keep your hands germ-free, but you can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes by frequent hand washing. It has been found that hand washing with antibacterial soap and water can kill viruses that cause:
Proper Hand Washing Technique
Regular soap does not actually kill germs (they create a slippery surface that grant the organisms to “slide off”), natural antibacterial soaps are generally considered to be “overkill” for most purposes. Make sure you’re washing your hands thoroughly to remove all germs, follow these guidelines: