The whole world is in panic mode about the spread of the Corona virus and there is conflicting information about the cause and spread of the disease. Regardless of what you choose to believe, one thing is certain – good hygiene habits do reduce your risk of infection.
Whether it’s the common cold, flu or more dangerous viruses, these tips will help you to reduce the spread of disease-causing bacteria.
- BABY STEPS
Do you know that proper hygiene habits can help to keep your baby disease-free? Hygiene plays a crucial role to boost your baby’s overall health and well-being. Apart from basic cleanliness, you need to pay special attention to keeping your baby away from harmful infections. Limit your baby’s exposure to harmful germs and microbes, keep your home clean and keep those dirty nappies in sealed plastic bags or invest in a nappy dispenser to do the job for you.
- KEEP IT CLEAN
When it comes to cell phones, keeping it clean goes beyond the surface! From inappropriate content on the inside to disgusting dirt on the outside, cell phones are breeding grounds for trouble.
Stats indicate that 1 in 6 cell phones have fecal matter on them! Can you imagine what other disease-causing bacteria is on your phone and how easily that can spread disease?
Wash your hands regularly and well. Use an antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer and find a good disinfectant wipe to clean your phone thoroughly. Keep the wipes on you and get into the habit of cleaning your phone daily.
- GET A HANDLE ON IT
From man bags to ladies’ handbags, use the handle straps to hang your bag on chairs, the back of bathroom cubicle doors and desks to avoid getting all that grizzly floor dirt on your bag.
Think about it for a second – public bathrooms in particular (but really any bathroom) has traces or even pools of urine on the floor, and every single floor surface enjoys dirt from shoes being trampled into it so it’s a no-go area for handbags that you touch and hold all day.
- WASH YOUR HANDS LIKE YOUR MOM TOLD YOU TO
Mom knows best and when it comes to good personal hygiene, your mother’s advice is spot on. Wash your hands well and often.
Wash if you touch pets, have touched trolleys, been out in public spaces, prepared food, eaten food… you get the picture. Keep them clean!
- AVOID SICK PEOPLE
This one is a no-brainer. Quite simply, avoid stuffy closed spaces with loads of people. You’re better off away from the crowds so stock up on old DVDs, hit Netflix or read a good book instead of going out.
And finally, sanitize and don’t be swept up in the panic and hysteria. Always seek the opinion of your doctor before blindly following the masses.