Handwashing is vital in the fight against disease. Diseases can be inhaled, sexually transmitted or can be contracted through touching surfaces. Today we will focus on protecting ourselves through hand washing. When my children were young I noticed that they got sick more often than they should have. My children were home schooled until they went to high school. I thought to myself, if I am the only one going out of the house everyday then I must be the source of transmission. So I made it a practice to wash my hands immediately upon entering the house.
Over the months and years my children’s illnesses declined dramatically. I still continue to wash my hands immediately upon entering the house to this day even if I just get in the car to pick someone up. We do not realize how many surfaces we touch each day. Some germs and bacteria can live on surfaces from hours to days. We touch our faces and put our hands in, near or around our mouths and eyes many times a day.
Work to reduce you and your family’s exposure to illnesses by having a hand washing routine.