9 Daily Secrets to Avoid Getting Sick

Wash your hands

There are several things you can do on a regular basis to reduce your chances of getting sick. Incorporating these simple steps into your day will help prevent germs from spreading so easily, while keeping your immune system strong.

1. Wash your hands

Think about all of the things you touch in a day. Shopping carts, telephones, items in a store and items at work are all common places for germs to hide. People spread germs when they shake hands and exchange money as well. Washing your hands is a simple way to prevent germs from spreading so easily. Each time you use the restroom, leave the gym, pet an animal, touch garbage, or return home from a trip to another public place, wash your hands with soap and water to prevent spreading germs in your own home. Begin by wetting your hands with running water. Add soap to your hands and scrub for 20 seconds, including the back of your hands and in between your fingers. Rinse your hands well, and dry. If you don’t have immediate access to soap and water, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will hold you over.

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