Have you washed your hands? Hand washing is critical to maintaining health. Even every 15th of October is celebrated as World Handwashing Day.
Although simple, hand washing is an easy way to protect yourself from infections and diseases. Wash hands regularly, especially before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid pain, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
When you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you have accidentally collected germs in your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself with this germ by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Although it is impossible to keep hands free of germs, often hand washing limits transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes.