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Hand Washing for Health

January 12, 2015

Here’s an idea….
Let’s stay healthy this winter and say “No” to the flu. In addition to getting vaccinated, correct handwashing is an easy way to reduce your risk. Keep your hands clean by using soap and running water. When no soap and water are available, use an alchohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Timing is also important. It is best to wash your hands before and after caring for someone who is sick; before and after eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

In other words…
Washing your hands often will help protect you from getting respiratory diseases like the flu and foodborne illness.  Handwashing is great prevention and very effective!

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…
Remember these five simple hand washing steps:  wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry. Washing your hands while singing Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a fun and easy way to be sure you a doing it correctly.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…
About Health & Living check out http://uaex.edu/health-living/default.aspx or to learn more about hand washing resources at: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

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