8 Year Round Tips to Keep Your Family Germ-free

8 Year Round Tips to Keep Your Family Germ-free

The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure”, holds true, more so when it comes to our health. Here are 8 easy to remember tips to keeping the family healthy and germ-free all year round.


Vicious viruses and bacteria not only sap the fun out of your family members, it leads to sleepless nights, discomfort and misery for everyone. Just imagine coughing up the cash on medicines, doctor fees and hospital bills when you can spend it on the fun stuff – like a trip to the beach, a delicious meal at your neighborhood’s newly opened restaurant, or educational toys for the kids.
 
The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure”, holds true, more so when it comes to our health. Here are 8 easy to remember tips to keeping the family healthy and germ-free all year round.


 
1.    Wash Your Hands & Keep it to Yourself
 
We get sick when we inhale airborne microbes, when we touch a contaminated surface, or when we come into contact with a sick person. Because our skin is the first line of defense against germs, proper hand washing with an anti-bacterial soap like Safeguard, is one the easiest and most important steps we can take to avoid illnesses and the transfer of germs to others.  
 
In the absence of soap and water, alcohol based hand sanitizers should suffice.
 
Also make sure not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth or face as germs enter through these as well. Do not touch others, especially those who are already sneezing, coughing or exhibiting symptoms of an infection.
 
2.    Keep Your Home Clean
 
Our home should be a refuge, not just from the stresses of the outside world, but also from the tiniest things that make us sick – like germs, viruses and pests.
 
Make sure to keep the entire home clean – such as sanitizing the flooring, kitchen countertops, and bathrooms and keeping it spotless, consistently wiping the doorbell, telephones, light switches and doorknobs down with an antibacterial wipe, throwing out trash daily, regularly washing and changing your bedsheets, practicing proper kitchen hygiene habits, storing food properly in airtight containers, using air purifiers with HEPA filters.
 
And remember, if you need to touch doorknobs after washing your hand in public toilets, use a paper towel or napkin. So you don’t bring any germs home with you.
 
3.    Eat Healthy & Drink Lots of Water
 
A healthy, balanced diet is a no-fail boost to the immune system. Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene and Vitamins C and E are especially good for us. Make sure to always drink plenty of water too, as dried out mucous membranes make us more susceptible to germs.
 
4.    Sleep!
 
Getting plenty of rest and getting the right amount of sleep each night does wonders for our immune system as well.
 
5.    Get Immunized
 
Vaccination is still the best way to fortify the immune system. Make sure that immunization records are up to date, and that no crucial shots are missed.
 
6.    No Sharing
 
It sounds counterintuitive from what we’ve been taught, but if you really care about your family members, don’t share drinks, food, utensils, or any item that you could catch something from, with anyone. We have no way of knowing how fastidious others are about hand hygiene, or if they’ve already caught a bug.
 
7.    Stay Away from Crowded Places
 
Crowds are a breeding ground for germs, which circulate in confined spaces like airconditioned rooms, airplanes, malls, churches, even sports arenas and stadiums. If you are already sick, do others a favor and stay home. Your weakened immunity will also prevent you from fighting off additional bacteria.
 
8.    Cover Up
 
If you do start sneezing, make sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. The flu virus for instance, can travel up to 6 feet. Tissues should not be left lying around, but disposed of immediately.
 
If you feel you are about to come down with something and absolutely need to step out of the house, be sure to wear a protective mask. Yes, you could potentially look silly for a couple of hours, but that’s better than getting knocked down in bed for days fighting off a cold, or worse the flu.

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About the Author

Christine Dychiao is a mom of three, a writer, a retail consultant and entrepreneur. Apart from writing about her love for fashion, shopping, skin care and spreading word about the need to cultivate one’s personal style, Christine also shares her musings on motherhood and parenting on her blog, www.manilafashionobserver.com

 

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bibikoh

bibikoh

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Safeguard is d best anti bacterial soap. Laking tulong nia po sa png Araw araw.

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Favorite ko po ang safeguard,hope can receive your products

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love to get samples from safeguard... our everyday bathsoap... thank u

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We use safeguard as our main bath soap, due to it's fragrant smell it also help and keep our family germ free.. Hope to receive a free of it.

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