Good health habits can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses. Continue reading for free ways you can keep your family healthy, and prevent germs from spreading!
Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Instead of covering your cough with your hand, turn your head and cough into your elbow, which will sequester a virus just as well. Your elbow, however, is far less likely than your hands to be exposed to people or surfaces.
Wash up often. This may seem like a no-brainer, but washing your hands is an excellent way to prevent sickness. No matter what line of work you are in, if you encounter people who are contagious, you should wash your hands repeatedly. There actually is a correct way to wash your hands to kill germs:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Wash the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them.
Keep your air clean. Improving your indoor air quality can help you breathe easier and reduce your risk for illness. This includes ridding your home of secondhand smoke, cleaning your air conditioner and dehumidifier, cleaning up after your pet, and ventilating your home to control humidity.
Keep your surfaces clean. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects to prevent the spread of germs. This includes kitchen surfaces, TV remotes, toilets, faucets, doorknobs, keyboards, phones and light switches.
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