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Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene

Tuesday 15th February 2022
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Personal hygiene is an essential part of staying healthy and protecting those around us.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines personal hygiene as: "Conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases."

Reducing the spread of germs and infections by washing your hands frequently using soap and warm water is one of the most effective forms of personal hygiene. In some scenarios, soap and water is not an option. This is where hand sanitiser comes in. Hand sanitiser is available in a variety of different shape and sized bottles and for this reason can easily be taken anywhere.

Hygiene is often equated with cleanliness. The word hygiene however is actually a much broader term as it includes things such as personal habits such as how frequently a person chooses to shower or bath, trim their fingernails, wash their clothes and of course, wash their hands. Hygiene also encompasses things such as paying attention to keeping surfaces in the home and workplace clean as well as cleaning bathroom facilities.

7 Great personal hygiene practices are:
1. Take regular showers
2. Wash your hands frequently
3. Maintain oral hygiene practices such as brushing your teeth
4. Trim your nails and wash your hairs
5. Clean your nose and ears
6. Wear fresh and warm clothes
7. Have good food hygiene