Hygiene is a fancy term that really only refers to the steps you take to keep clean and healthy. You are a very important person and you are responsible for keeping yourself special and healthy. Hygiene is what keeps and promotes the health of people and the community. There are clean living habits everyone should try to follow. Let's learn the importance of cleanliness.
Here's an example: Dental hygiene is made up of brushing your teeth with toothpaste at least two times each day, flossing your teeth often, trying not to eat too many sweets that will rot your teeth and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also wear proper head gear to protect your teeth while playing contact sports and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco, which can stain your teeth, give you bad breath and cause cancer. If you have any problems with your teeth or gums, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Taking good care of your mouth and teeth will help you to have pleasant breath, a nice smile and fewer cavities.
Dental hygiene is only part of what makes up good personal hygiene. The hygiene of a person includes many good living habits such as:
Taking a bath or shower means washing your body with soap and washing your hair with shampoo. How often you take a bath or shower will depend on your activities. If you take part in activities that get you dirty or make you sweaty, then you will need to get clean more often then someone who does not take part in such activities. A good rule to follow is to take at least one bath or shower each day no matter what and then if you get dirty and smelly while playing, you will need to get clean after your activities.
If you think you already follow the rules of good personal hygiene look in the activity section for an award to print and color along with other hygiene activity pages. Congratulations for keeping yourself so special and healthy!
When you follow the rules of good personal hygiene, you don't only help yourself, but you also help others. How? By keeping clean you are not spreading germs to others and you are not making them sick. Nobody gets offended by bad odors if you take a bath and brush your teeth either! You set a good example to those who look up to you when you get a good night's sleep, take good care of your teeth, exercise, bathe and eat healthy foods regularly. You know that you feel good about yourself and that you are the best you can be when you are well rested, clean, and full of foods that are healthy and good for you.
Following are some points which should be inculcated in day-to-day life.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap after urination, after using the toilet and also after changing diapers,
Wash your hands with soap and water after handling pets
Before touching any food item, wash your hands with soap and water.
Keep nails short and clean. Clean & Trim the nails of both hands.
Your hair should be tied when you cook.
Preferably the cooking area and the area used for washing utensils should be separate and dedicated for that purpose and not connected to the bathrooms or any other source of potential faecal matter like washing clothes.
Kitchen should be well lighted & ventilated (with either chimney/exhaust fan) & with meshed windows.
The cooking and eating area should be preferably elevated .
Keep the cooking, washing, and utility area and kitchen clothes clean . The kitchen surface and the floor should be regularly cleaned. Additionally, clean the kitchen in the night. Kitchens left dirty in the night tend to attract pests which are carriers of infection.
Cover all foods, cooked as well as uncooked, at all times.
If a house fly or any insect has even fleetingly sat on a food item, then, that food item needs to be discarded.
Protect the kitchen & food items from insects, pests & other animals.
Staying healthy includes a balanced diet, staying clean, getting plenty of exercise as well as keeping your heart strong and free of drugs.
People who practice good nutrition, hygiene and exercise patterns develop a lifetime of habits that will keep them healthy for many years. Especially when they are older!
Let's see, how can we be sure to get a balanced diet? We think the nutrition information given below will be very helpful for you.
The Food Guide Pyramid helps to promote the 3 basic rules for a healthy diet:
Variety means that you must include many different foods from each level of the Food Pyramid because no single food can supply all of the nutrients that your growing body needs on a daily basis. This can help to expand your food choices. It is best to eat foods of all colors. The more colors and textures in your daily meals, the better range of nutrients you'll get.
Balance means that you must eat the right amounts of foods from all levels of the Food Pyramid each day. This way you will get all the calories and nutrients you need for proper growth and development.
Moderation means that you are careful not to eat too much of any one type of food.
Let's take a closer look at the Food Pyramid to see how it can help you to plan good meals.
To make the most out of the Food Pyramid, we'll need to figure out what counts as a serving. Let me help explain this. Next to each section of the Pyramid below you will see how many servings of each food it suggests that you have each day.
Remember: Healthy eating does not have to mean giving up foods you like best, just learn to balance the food choices you make. You can enjoy snacks and meals while still keeping yourself in good health.
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