A boy is washing his hands
A boy washing his hands

It is a very popular proverb “A healthy brain is in healthy body”. Washing hands plays a central role in our health. This saves us from various diseases. If we don’t wash hands properly, we might face stomach and throat diseases. Being human we should keep ourselves neat and clean. Hands should be washed with soap.

The Best Way to Wash Hands

Here’s how to scrub those germs away. Teach this to your kids — or better yet, wash your hands together often so they learn how important this good habit is:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold). Make sure the water is not too hot for little hands.
  2. Use soap and lather up for about 20 seconds. Antibacterial soap is not a must any soap will do.
  3. Make sure you get in between your fingers  on the backs of hands, and under the nails where germs like to hang out. And don’t forget the wrists!
  4. Rinse and dry well with a clean towel

When should we wash hands?

To stop the spread of germs in your family, make regular hand washing a rule for everyone. It’s especially important:

  • before eating and cooking.
  • after using the bathroom.
  • after cleaning around the house.
  • after touching animals, including family pets.
  • before and after visiting or taking care of any sick friends or relatives.
  • after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • after being outside (playing, gardening, walking the dog, etc.)

Benefits of washing hand

Washing hands saves us from illnesses such as common cold, meningitis, bronchitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and many types of diarrhea.