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IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • By Admin
  • 01 Oct 2017

Maintaining good personal hygiene practices not only helps to reduce the risks of various health problems, but also affects social and psychological aspects of our lives. It helps to prevent the development and spread of infections and unpleasant body odors and also help us look more presentable and attractive. Proper personal hygiene involves taking care of every aspect of your body; from keeping it clean to looking your best. Basic hygiene should be taught to children at an early age to help inculcate good habits and to reinforce the good hygienic behavior by creating routines and being good role models. Personal hygiene practices include washing your hands, daily bathing, keeping your hair clean and brushing your teeth regularly. Your personal, social and professional worlds are all affected by your hygiene habits. If you want to minimize your risk of infections and also wants to enhance your overall health, follow our basic personal hygiene tips:

* Disease Prevention To minimize the risks of diseases, wash your hands often with soap and water after using a restroom and before meals to prevent the spread of germs. Cut your nails regularly and avoid biting it. Stay home if you are sick. You can also keep hand sanitizer with you if you are traveling outside.

* Lower Health Care Costs Maintaining good hygiene not only curbs the spread of various diseases, but also results in lower health care costs. If you are healthy and maintaining proper hygiene, then you are at least risk of contracting the infections. It not only provides you with good well being but also reduces your lots of money, eliminating the unnecessary visits to your dentist and doctor

* Prevention of Dental Pain Practicing good hygiene also prevents dental diseases. Gum diseases often a result of poor oral health can lead to chronic mouth pain and periodontal diseases in advanced stages. The main cause of gum diseases is a buildup of plaque, which can be reduced by taking care of oral hygiene. Regular flossing and brushing your teeth can reduce the likelihood of oral and other diseases.

* Confidence and Self-esteem Personal hygiene also boosts up our confidence and self-esteem. Being clean and hygienic not only gives a much better feeling, but also you receive more positive reactions to a hygienic and clean appearance.

* Professional Benefits and Social Acceptance Last but not the least personal hygiene provides you with many professional benefits. No organization on the planet would like its employees to appear unhygienic and untidy. The employees who are not able to maintain their hygiene throw an undesirable self-image on their colleagues as well as on their clients. Negligence with personal hygiene practices also puts one to the risk of contracting infections which ultimately affect his performance at the office. So stay healthy and fit for a positive and cheerful life.