Make handwashing a part of your wellness routine
How do you stay healthy? Jogging? Weight training? Low-carb diet? Terrific! But, you may be overlooking a simple, easy-to-follow practice that can help keep you well: handwashing.
It's true. Simple handwashing can help protect you against the germs that could land you in your sick bed. Handwashing works because most of the germs to which we're exposed reach us on our hands – not through the air. Unfortunately, soap and water are in the restroom – germs are everywhere.
The widespread availability of instant hand sanitizers is an important weapon in your battle against infections. (You should still wash with soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled). Consider all the things you touch each day that dozens – sometimes hundreds – of people touched before you. Computer mouses, coffeepot handles, mail and express packages, door handles, elevator buttons, etc. The things you touch link you to scores of people and the germs they carry. Did they wash their hands?
Ordinary handwashing effectively removes the germs you pick up during the course of a normal day. Unfortunately, soap and water are only available in the restroom – germs are everywhere. By having Hand Sanitizer Dispensers available throughout your facility – you can sanitize your hands more often and prevent the spread of germs.
Using a hand sanitizer is quick and easy. Just put a thumbnail-size amount in your palm and rub your hands together briskly until they're dry (about 15 seconds). No rinsing or towels are needed. It kills 99.99% of the most common germs that could make you ill.
So keep biking, blading, jogging, and spinning. Fill your plate with fruits and veggies. Create a healthy routine that's right for you. And don't forget to practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands when they are visibly soiled. Use a hand sanitizer to kill germs on your hands — it's an important part of your healthy day.