With the kind of health risks that are posed to the human race
today, it has become vital to stay as hygienic as possible. In fact,
most of the new-world diseases like bird flu
and swine flu have been attributed to lack of hygiene. And if we fight
lack of hygiene today, it will have good effects on the generation
after us too.
Hygiene is a habit that needs to be focused on and inculcated in children
at an early age. And it need not be restricted to our bodies alone; it
needs to be maintained in our surroundings as well. Let's see how we
can go about this.
Practicing Self Hygiene
Considering the kind of weather conditions and harsh climate that India faces, it is all the more important that we stay as hygienic as possible and teach our children
these good habits. In fact, we Indians have a reputation for our lack
of hygiene and it is time we did something about it! Being unhygienic
could not only repel your friends and colleagues but also your partner!
Here are some tips on situations where you can practice hygiene:
Always brush your teeth twice a day. Dental hygiene is very important and teeth can easily get damaged if not properly maintained.
Always bathe once or more every day. Bathing regularly is very
important, especially in the city, where humidity and pollution can
make your body a bacteria-magnet!
Wear a if you travel through extremely polluted
areas. Constant exposure to pollutants can raise toxin levels in the
body and cause respiratory issues.
Wear a fresh set of clothes as often as possible. Wearing
clothes over and over without washing them can cause very serious skin
Always keep your genital areas extremely clean. These areas are the most prone to infections and bacterial attacks.
Wash your hands as often as possible. A lot of the places we touch may be very unclean.
Hygiene in Our Surroundings
Maintaining hygiene around us ensures that they do not turn
into breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. Make sure you follow
these simple rules to keep your surroundings hygienic:
Dispose of properly. Waste
material if inappropriately disposed of can cause an outbreak of a
deadly disease. Most epidemics in history have been caused due to
improper waste disposal.
Do not spit or urinate in public places. It not only looks bad but also causes the entire surrounding area to stink.
Make sure you stay in constant touch with the local
administration to ensure that your office and residential areas are
Teaching Children about Hygiene
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a habit. Children are the most susceptible to hygiene-related
disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them
early on about what to avoid. Teach them that taking a few
precautionary measures to prevent infections and diseases is
Here are some tips you can give your kids:
Prevent them from eating roadside food. Such stalls are the main causes of stomach disorders and water-borne diseases.
Inform the children of the diseases or infections that could be caused by playing in the mud.
Make them wash up after they get back from play everyday.
Teach them to bathe properly and clean their entire body. Children have a tendency to take quick baths and such habits are difficult to lose once they grow up.
Insist that they use handwash regularly.
Make sure they regularly change their underwear.
Set examples by practicing hygiene yourself!
By these methods, you can ensure a healthier lifestyle for both you and your family. So go ahead and practice hygiene today!!!!
good information. In India we need to implement strict rules to maintain hygiene. this will also prevent many diseases and illnesses.
good article...hygiene is the most important thing in life. we learnt this in school but seldom practice it. Thanks for creating awareness.
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