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Practicing Career Professionalism, Part 4

Updated on February 8, 2011

INFORMATION SHEET No. 4

PERSONAL HYGIENE AND PRACTICES

Physical Health and Hygiene

Hygiene means health and healthful living. Good health means well balances condition of body and mind which enables one to perform all functions normally. The rules of hygiene vary with the requirement of each individual, and each person adapts what is needed from the general rules and formulates a code of rules for personal hygiene. The rules cover all consideration of personal characteristics including but not limited to:

1. Cleanliness – daily bath

2. Oral hygiene – care of mouth and teeth

3. Diet – including weight control

4. Posture – walking, standing, sitting

5. Clothing – good quality which can be kept fresh and crisp by frequent laundering

6. Relaxation – mental and physical exertion, sufficient time for rest.

Personal Hygiene Checklist

1. Daily bath and deodorant.

2. Oral hygiene- brushing of teeth and mouthwash

3. Diet weight control

4. Hairstyle

5. Clothes- uniform and shoes should be properly fitted

6. Facial make-up – wear appropriate cosmetics

7. Posture

8. Hands must be cleaned and fingernails cut or trimmed short

9. Avoid dangling jewelry

10. Be relaxed

Keeping oneself in good health makes one feel optimistic and everyday activities tend to run smoothly. On the contrary, when one is sick, it almost seems that life is not worth living. Poor health handicaps you in all your enterprises, limits your achievements and robs you on the enjoyment of living.

Rules of Health

1. Get sufficient exercise.

2. Provide for an adequate amount of sleep.

3. Maintain good habits of eating

4. Cultivate personal neatness.

Rules in Taking Food

1. Avoid sweets like candy and pastry.

2. Cultivate a desire for the natural flavors than to choose artificially seasoned foods.

PERSONAL NEATNESS OR GOOD GROOMING

This means making you become more accepted socially and improves your own self-respect. It stimulates you to your best efforts. Unless personal neatness and cleanliness is given proper attention, friends and associates will tend to accord the person.

TIPS FOR GOOD GROOMING

For the men:

  1. Keep your fingernails short and clean.
  2. When cutting your toe nails, do it straight across.
  3. Keep your tie and shirt wrinkle-free.
  4. Wear a necktie with a long sleeved shirt.
  5. Don’t wear belt and suspender together.
  6. Wear dark suits at night and for formal occasions.
  7. Shoes must be polished or washed as needed.

For the ladies:

  1. Keep your hair neat and tidy. Keep it out of other person’s faces. Never brush your hair in public places.
  2. Never remove your shoes in public.
  3. Fragrance of cologne or perfume should be subtle, never overwhelming and sneeze inducing.

ACTIVITY SHEET No. 4

PERSONAL HYGIENE AND PRACTICES

OBJECTIVES: After completing this activity you should be able to:

1. Identify rules in personal hygiene and practices.

Materials

Activity Sheet

Pen

Procedure/Task:

  1. Read Information Sheet No. 4
  2. Answer the Activity Sheet No. 4
  3. The instructor will evaluate your answer.

Check the column which most nearly fit your personal assessment opposite each statement.

Statements

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

1. I understand better now.

2. I learned how others see me.

3. I identified some of my values.

4. I learned to respect others feelings.

5. I identified the weak aspects of my personality

6. I became determined to improve my weakness

7. I am aware that bodily movements and gestures speak as eloquently as words.

8. I obtained guidelines in achieving personal hygiene.

9. I take time to relax by watching a movie- in a TV or theatre.

10. I do physical exercise or any program for physical fitness.

11. I go to a parlor for haircut, massage, facial or other ways of improving one’s beauty or appearance.

12. I take conscious effort weight taking low calorie foods, detoxification, etc.

13. I go for routine medical check up

(not necessarily for treatment)

14. I take time for self-improvement

15. I respect myself better now.

SELF CHECK No. 4

PERSONAL HYGIENE AND PRACTICES

Check your mastery of Personal Hygiene and Pratices by completing questions/task below:

Identify rules in Personal Hygiene.


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      mark david padua 

      7 years ago

      Check the column which most nearly fit your personal assessment opposite each statement.

      Statements

      Strongly Agree

      Agree

      Disagree

      Strongly Disagree

      1. I understand better now.

      ;agree

      2. I learned how others see me.

      ;agree

      3. I identified some of my values.

      ;agree

      4. I learned to respect others feelings.

      ;strongly agree

      5. I identified the weak aspects of my personality

      ;agree

      6. I became determined to improve my weakness

      ;agree

      7. I am aware that bodily movements and gestures speak as eloquently as words.

      ;agree

      8. I obtained guidelines in achieving personal hygiene.

      ;agree

      9. I take time to relax by watching a movie- in a TV or theatre.

      dis agree

      10. I do physical exercise or any program for physical fitness.

      ;strongly agree

      11. I go to a parlor for haircut, massage, facial or other ways of improving one’s beauty or appearance.

      ;agree

      12. I take conscious effort weight taking low calorie foods, detoxification, etc.

      ;strongly agree

      13. I go for routine medical check up

      (not necessarily for treatment)

      ;agree

      14. I take time for self-improvement

      ;agree

      15. I respect myself better now.

      ;agree

      *MY PERSONAL STATEMENT*

      A poor person who always take care of its personal hygiene looks like richer than a person that is rich but have a poor hygiene.

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      Julius D.de Guzman 

      7 years ago

      personal hygiene is take care of my self.

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      Bernard Tandoc Guerrero(EIM) 

      7 years ago

      Personal hygiene is very important not only for me but for all of us!!!! It helps you to become a confident to your self and also its very important for applying job....

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      Jasper R. Alejo 

      7 years ago

      personal hygiene is having a decipline to your self.....

      .......

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      bobby m. aoanan jr. AS NCII 

      7 years ago

      personal hygiene the one who important in a personality to being a good health and in working job in physical hygiene we need to improve ourselves to accept some other personnel especially in working job.

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      jennelyn Q. Albay 

      7 years ago

      personal hygiene means health and healthful living so we have to practice personal hygiene for us to have a good health.

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      Roselyn C. Tenepere 

      7 years ago

      personal hygiene concerns the intellegent care given by the individual to preserve health through following the rules of health living.

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      Syrenzo 

      7 years ago

      Personal hygiene is the condition of the body where the brain stimulates proper characteristics in which the condition of the is body is in a good condition.When the body performs a lot of activity/s,proper hygiene will collide with its movements bearing the person to make a unpleasant movement.

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      Aizza Soriano 

      7 years ago

      for me personal hygiene is important to our life because the personal hygiene is the personal condition of our body.if there is in condition or not.

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      ANTONNETH G. RITUMALTA 

      7 years ago

      personal care and condition of our body and health

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      harry franklin lomibao 

      7 years ago

      good morning to all my comment is it nice to be i here in beatiful place

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