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Are you Washing Your Hands Correctly?

Even if you think you don’t need it, you’re probably due for a refresher when it comes to the art of proper hand washing. Simply rinsing your hands with water, or giving them a quick scrub with soap, is not enough. While a robust immune system is the best way to ensure that you stay healthy when you’re exposed to germs, regular hand washing is important, because it can drastically reduce the germs that get access to your body, especially when you do it at key times, such as before eating or touching your mouth, eyes and nose, and after using the restroom or visiting public areas.  The trick is, hand washing is only effective if it’s done correctly, and studies have shown that most people are not really killing germs when they wash their hands.  Here’s how to wash your hands properly, to avoid spreading harmful bacteria....

 

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