Posted January 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm by vishal totla

Personal Hygiene

Hygiene is a sequence of routines that are used to maintain good health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.” Personal hygiene refers to keeping your body clean and healthy. Health and hygiene go hand in hand. Everyone has basic hygienic knowledge but sometimes because of an extra effort, people try to neglect these basic habits. Without proper hygiene, you cannot live a healthy living. This pandemic has revealed to us how important it is to maintain personal hygiene. To not get sick, it is important to opt for personal care, grooming and personal hygiene. When a person maintains their own personal hygiene, it also affects the people that are around and the environment surrounding them. Bacteria, viruses, fungi are all around flying waiting to counter you and enter your body. By maintaining adequate personal hygiene practices, you can stay away from all these germs and bacterias which are the roots of a lot of diseases.
Many people think hygiene is related to ‘cleanliness,’ but hygiene is a broad term that consists of a lot of personal habits to keep the person healthy and well. It includes such individual habit choices and daily routines as to how frequently to take a shower or bath, washing hands after every activity (like using the washroom, before eating, etc), trimming fingernails, and wearing washed clothes, sleeping routine, eating habits and drinking water at regular intervals every day. It also includes awareness to keep your surfaces in the home and workplace clean, including bathroom facilities and your sleeping bed clean. Some of these regular practices may be considered exemplary habits by society, while the neglect of hygiene be
considered disgusting, unmannered, or threatening.
Many diseases and conditions can be controlled or managed through appropriate personal hygiene. It is important for a person to maintain both physical and mental health. In people with bad personal hygiene, the body provides an ideal environment for germs to grow, leaving them vulnerable to infection.
Types of personal hygiene

Every person has different types of practices that they maintain for their hygiene. Below mentioned are the main categories that are a useful place to start for building good hygiene habits:
Toilet hygiene:This is the most important type, it not only affects your health but also affects people that use the same washrooms. A set of basic practices should be maintained when a person uses toilets, especially when a person uses public toilets. Wash your hands after you use the toilet. Scrub with soap for 20 to 30 seconds, and be sure to clean between your fingers, on the back of your hands, and under your nails. Rinse with warm water, and dry with a clean towel. Flush the toilet after every use, keep it clean for the next person, as we expect the same.If you don’t have running water or soap, an 60% alcohol-based hand sanitiser can be used as an alternative.

Shower hygiene:It depends on a person how often they wish to shower, but it is beneficial if most people rinse at least alternate days. Showering from the head can also differ from person to person. . Shampooing your hair and scalp helps remove skin buildup and helps in keeping hair healthy. Showering with soap assists in rinsing away dead skin cells, bacteria, and oils. Body wash along with loofah is better than soaps as it can clean the places where soaps cannot reach. So it is recommended to use body wash once per week. Wearing clean clothes after a shower is a must.
Hygiene routine practices

Helpful tips for constructing a hygiene routine include the following:

  • With daily practice, a new habit can become a regular part of life. Choose one area to focus on and practice until it becomes second nature.
  • Set reminders: Using the notes app on a cell phone can be a great way to avoid forgetting any tasks.
  • Drink water regularly 
  • Invest in nice toiletries: Using products that smell good may encourage some people to stick to their hygiene routine.
  • Increase the amount of fresh air by opening windows or changing air conditioning
  • Be healthy

Personal hygiene is simply looking after the body and keeping it clean and healthy. These practices prevent any diseases and help to keep a person safe and secure



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