A guide to Good Personal Hygiene

A guide to Good Personal Hygiene

Proper grooming and healthy personal habits can help you ward off illnesses and feel good about yourself. Find out which personal hygiene habits should be part of your regular routine.Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay. And there are mental as well as physical benefits. If you want to minimize your risk of infection and also enhance your overall health, follow these basic personal hygiene habits:

Wash your body and your hair often. You should clean your body and shampoo your hair at regular intervals that work for you.Your body is constantly shedding skin.

Keeping your finger and toenails trimmed and in good shape will prevent problems such as hang nails and infected nail beds. Feet that are clean and dry are less likely to contract athlete’s foot.

You should brush your teeth after every meal. At the very least, brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Brushing minimizes the accumulation of bacteria in your mouth, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. To maintain a healthy smile, visit the dentist at six-month intervals for checkups and cleanings.

Washing your hands before preparing or eating food, after going to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, and after handling garbage, goes a long way toward preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses. Keep a hygiene product, like an alcohol-based sanitizing gel, handy for when soap and water isn’t available.

Get plenty of rest 8 to 10 hours a night so that you are refreshed and are ready to take on the day every morning.

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