Want to take your health into your own hands? Try washing them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to stay healthy and avoid spreading germs to others.
(HealthDay News) — Like “Turn out the lights” and “Don't slam the door,” being told to “Wash your hands” is one of those universal instructions children hear every day.
But it's more than that.
Hand washing has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to stay healthy.
Why the fuss? Because after you've touched something contaminated with viruses or bacteria, your hands give germs a free ride into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn more about hand washing from the experts:
Why is it so important to wash your hands?
Simply put, washing your hands frequently and thoroughly helps keep you healthy.
“You use your hands to touch everything around you, and it's the fastest way to communicate infectious germs,” said Kevin Morano, a professor in the department of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Texas Medical School at …
Not matter what happen, washing your hands is the most important thing that you would not forget to do. Even the smallest object and the neatest things that you touch, remember this one very important thing, wash your hands frequently.