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Hygiene for Health. By Denise Woodruff, LPN Nicole Bishop, LPN. Hygiene for Health. No one likes to be sick. Here are some ways to stay healthy at college. Good hand washing Keep your environment clean Maintain regular schedule Plenty of rest Eat healthy Drink plenty of fluids

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hygiene for health

Hygiene for Health

By Denise Woodruff, LPN

Nicole Bishop, LPN

hygiene for health2
Hygiene for Health

No one likes to be sick. Here are some ways to stay healthy at college.

  • Good hand washing
  • Keep your environment clean
  • Maintain regular schedule
  • Plenty of rest
  • Eat healthy
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Good hygiene habits

How do I do these things? There are many easy answers. The following slides are a few examples.

good hand washing
Good Hand Washing
  • Soap & Water – cheap and effective. Create a good lather and rub for 20 seconds. Use lots of soap. It kills the germs!
  • If no soap is available, use hand sanitizer instead that has an alcohol base.
  • Think about how many people touch the same surfaces as you do each day. Doorknobs, telephones, desks, computer equipment, etc... There are about 12,000 – 13,000 people enrolled at VSU.
  • Think about what you touched and what you could be exposed to if you do not wash your hands, especially before eating.
  • Hand washing can help keep germs away that cause colds, flu, pink eye, infectious diarrhea, meningitis, etc..
good hygiene habits
Good Hygiene Habits
  • Shower, bathe regularly, wash etc. This helps keeps the skin free of germs and bacteria that can cause skin infections.
  • Brush teeth twice daily. Promotes a healthy digestive system.
  • Try not to touch your face, eyes, nose and mouth. If you do re-wash your hands.
maintain regular schedule
Maintain Regular Schedule
  • Sleep works !!! Recharge your batteries
  • Get more from classes – More alert
  • Help keep the Immune System on track
  • Feel better
  • Helps with appetite, digestion and mental stability
eat healthy and drink water
Eat Healthy and Drink Water
  • Water, water, water. The body is 70% water
  • Hydration keeps the skin clear, bladder free of infection, flushes waste (germs) from the body
  • Healthy foods – Healthy body
  • Helps with energy levels, improved mental alertness
  • Helps build up the immune system
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Studies show that of 6,076 men and women in six different cities and telephone interviews 92% said they washed their hand after using the restroom but only 77% were seen doing so. Women wash their hands more than men. Think about this when touching common surfaces, shaking hands, handling money and then NOT washing your hands.

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Anything and everything you can do to give yourself a head start against getting sick is a HUGE Payoff !!!!

source
Source
  • Manning, A. & Thomas, K. (2007) Men wash hands less than women. USA Today. www.usatoday.com/news/health.