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Transcript of Hygiene
Having proper hygiene keeps you from getting sick.
Hygiene is beneficial for two reasons:
When you think of hygiene, you think of being clean, right?
It keeps you safe from illness & disease.
It helps people feel good about themselves & their bodies.
Personal hygiene should be a daily routine to help keep your body clean.
Including regular habits &maintenance such as:
Thoroughly ®ularly washing your body. (especially hands)
Washing your hair.
Keeping your clothing clean.
Brushing &flossing teeth
&caring for gums.
These grooming habits will reduce the threat of dangerous bacteria,
When people don't learn these habits, or they become overlooked, natural consequences may develop ranging from social problems to potentially serious diseases.
In our society today, being clean is a very important issue
Having poor hygiene is frowned upon. & seen as unacceptable &unhealthy.
When children grow older, their body begins to go through a number of changes.
Although, having good hygiene is important at any age.. it can require greater care at the onset of puberty.
When puberty arrives (usually between the ages of 8 &16), it means the body is becoming sexually mature.
The hormones produced by your body cause both:
When it comes to hygiene, the physical changes are the ones that require more attention.
For a young girl or boy, this means taking more time to care &clean your body.
To maintain proper hygiene while undergoing puberty, you may want to take extra care of:
Dealing with acne.
A stronger body odor.
&Take extra steps to prevent cavities &gum disease.
MORE ways of obtaining proper hygiene:
Be sure to wash your body &hair often. Not necessarily every day, but finding regular intervals that fit your specific needs.
Trim your nails.
Keeping your finger &toenails trimmed &in good shape will prevent problems such as:
&infected nail beds.
FACT: Feet that are clean &dry are less likely to contract athlete’s foot.
Brush &floss your teeth.
Your teeth should be brushed after every meal. If that isn’t manageable, you should at least, brush your teeth twice a day, &floss daily.
Flossing helps maintain strong, healthy gums.
&Brushing your teeth, helps to minimize the buildup of bacteria in your mouth, that is shown to cause tooth decay &gum disease.
Unhealthy gums can cause your teeth to loosen, which makes it difficult to chew and to eat properly.
To maintain a healthy smile, visit the dentist at six-month intervals for checkups &cleanings.
Wash your hands.
Wash your hands before preparing or eating food.
After using the bathroom.
After coughing or sneezing
&after handling garbage.
Doing so, goes a long way toward preventing the spread of bacteria &viruses.
Get plenty of rest, 8 to 10 hours a night.
Doing so ensures that you are refreshed &ready to take on the day every morning.
Lack of sleep can leave you feeling run down &can mess up your body's natural defenses.
Consequences of Bad Hygiene:
Bacteria thrive in unwashed sweat, over time their byproducts produce the smell commonly associated with body odor.
The stench may also come from poor bathroom habits
It commonly develops from not regularly brushing &flossing your teeth.
Bacteria thrive on particles of food that can stick to your teeth.
As the bacteria digest this food, their byproduct results in odor.
Hygiene practices, such as washing your hands, are proven to prevent disease.
Your hands are always in constant contact with both the environment &your face, which is easy contact from the surface of an infected object or person to your nose or mouth.
Washing your hands helps to reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin, lessening your chance of contracting diseases such as the common cold, influenza (flu), salmonellosis, hepatitis A, typhoid, streptococcus and staph infections.
Having poor hygiene may also hint at other issues…
Someone you know hasn’t bathed or appears unkempt, this could be a sign that he/she is depressed.
Studies are shown that when people are sad or depressed, they neglect themselves.
If you notice this in your friend or loved one, they may need professional help. You should encourage them to see a counselor or doctor if their personal hygiene doesn’t improve.
Good hygiene is a daily routine for most people, it comes natural, &they think little about it. They bathe, brush their teeth, visit the dentist &doctor regularly for checkups, &wash their hands when preparing or eating food. To keep those you care about healthy &safe, help them learn, &be sure that they are practicing, good personal hygiene as well.
GOOD HABITS KEEP YOU HEALTHY!