by Daniel McClain on Oct 29, 2014
Flu and cold season is well on its way, and although many of us are ready to face the season head on, the basics are often the first things we forget.
Washing your hands is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy this winter season. Although we all know this secret of health, we may need a little reminding to understand why it is so important!
In order to appreciate the importance of hand washing, it’s helpful to understand how we get sick in the first place.
Generally, illness occurs when we are exposed to germs we have not developed animmunity towards. This exposure can occur when you make contact with anything an infected person has touched.
In other words, if you touch an object that has been exposed to a contagion, then touch your face or food, you will very likely get sick.
Because an amazing 80% of infectious diseases spread through touch, hand washing is essential to staying healthy. But you must wash your hands frequently and effectively to harness this power.
The main components of effective hand washing include:
By using these steps to wash your hands frequently this cold and flu season, you will have a much healthier winter! Contact Insurance Center Associates for more information on staying healthy this winter season.
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