We know that germs can often be found on door knobs and microwave handles, phone buttons and receivers, computer keyboards and mice, but we often don’t think about how germs can also settle on other everyday items. When we go out to eat, we’re very aware if our server sneezes over our food or coughs without covering their mouth. We’re also aware of watermarks on our utensils, or food bits stuck to our table when we sit. However, we’ve never really given a lot of thought to the menu.
Is hand washing as simple to use as just wetting your hands, putting out some soap, and rubbing it around? According to science, you may be washing your hands incorrectly. A study conducted using 120 participants had 50% of those participants use a specific hand washing routine developed by the CDC. The other half was given specific hand washing instructions by the World Health Organization.
Flu season is well underway as you may already know from sneezing, sniffling coworkers or people you see day in and day out. You may be wondering what the best ways to stay healthy during this perilous time may be. Luckily, we have some tips to help you stay healthy during cold and flu season!