- Quality of Life & Wellness
How Important is proper hygiene to you?
What makes people avoid personal hygiene?
I met many types of people and from many cultures. Along the way I noticed some of the most unhygienic people.
Do you think if someone does not take a shower daily is a less hygienic person?
Such an individual is less-hygienic
In some situations access to water is a problem.
These individuals need to make amends to practice proper hygiene, and to show their self-esteem positively.
I understand not all people in the world have access to clean water. The basic needs of keeping up to date with the brushing of their teeth does require the use of clean water.
The flossing like most people would do and have in their lives.
Less-hygienic, means not bathing daily, or not washing hands thoroughly.
I know a few people who won't take a daily shower especially in the winter.
Strangely enough they find it weird that I take my daily showers and don't mind the cold weather.
I was raised different and taking daily showers is very important. The brushing of my teeth, flossing, washing of hands with warm water and soap common tips of proper hygiene.
I keep short and clean fingernails and maintain my clean habits.
It is all part hygiene, right!
I observe other people's behaviors like if they stick their fingers up their noses, and decide to shake my hands afterward.
The less-hygienic don’t use much water in their daily chores and this is so not my kind life.
What about self-esteem with the less-hygienic individual?
Clean people feel good about themselves. Communication is better and appearances are positive.
Their positive minds show more confidence.
Assuming you were out and about and while seated on bench and an older person came by and took the empty seat next to you. He stank horribly and you could tell from his appearance he was less-hygienic.
If you were in that position how you would have addressed the situation?
Sometimes people just have weird beliefs of daily bathing and that puts them off from being more hygienic.
Others are either homeless or live in poor conditions.
Life is such that not everyone can be as clean as the other some may prefer to bathe once a week or a few times weekly.
It is hard to stand by and make irrational comments on those individuals.
The less-hygienic should not be picked on if they choose to be that way who are you to comment harshly?
Would you shout that person and tell him to take a shower or get a life?
It is however, very important to be clean and neat with yourself.
Imagine walking pass someone with a bad odor from their armpits.
Another part of you that is related to hygiene and still you would the less-hygienic in that way.
Do you know of a less-hygienic person?
Socially, you can lose your friends not being able to practice proper hygiene can make your social life a bore.
Dirty hair and dandruff shows a poor appearance to anyone.
The smell of someone can make you walk away from your seat, if seated on the next close seat.
How would you be accepted into society with that kind of attitude?
Hygiene starts at home and this comes from parents.
You should be taught at a young age to be clean and bath always.
You eventually become that person, the uneventful looking one, or untidy person. If you are taught to be clean from a young age you make hygiene part of your daily routine.
Do you think hygiene is important?
Hygiene is very important.
Always wash hands before and after eating, and after the use of the toilet, or after a handshake.
It is crucial to wash your hands after a long day.
Whether outdoors or not, germs are so easily picked up from a simple handshake, and to the use of the keyboard. From touching railings, and when commuting.
This can be on the bus, or train. You are constantly in contact with others with your hands.
When in elevator or on an escalator your hands are used every where so don't ignore the washing of your hands.
It may not be as important when you get home but you spread the germ to everyone else in the family the best would be is wash your hands right away.
I make sure that is practiced in my home.
Hygiene is most important should always be practiced.
The less-hygienic person should be taught and it is never to late to learn about anything in life.
If you have good personal hygiene you are free of many diseases.
The body requires proper cleaning daily to get rid of dead skin, and some people fail to see the point of being hygienic it is like they have given up on life itself.
You have a higher risk of catching an infection if you are not keeping yourself clean.
Certain cultures don't approve of daily showers in my eyes they become the less hygienic.
I know of people, who use deodorants to stop their smells, I don’t approve of that way of life.
Get real, you sweat daily in no matter what kind of weather and you interact with people daily surely a clean living must be part of your life.
Wearing cleaning clothing like underwear and socks must be practiced daily.
Most women have problems with bacterial infections, and if they don't keep proper hygiene the infections can creep up.
Bladder infections, and vaginal issues can be taken care of if you wash your hands after touching sanitary pads. Keep down there clean, though the vagina keeps itself clean.
Do your best to avoid infections by keeping out bacteria from getting into the bladder.
Practice going to wee after intercourse that keeps out bacteria from creeping up to the bladder
Personal hygiene allows for less infections and better health.
What do men need to do to practice personal hygiene?
Men should take a shower daily to have a clean body all round.
Bad breath does affect both men and women which is caused from poorly brushed teeth or hygiene of the gums.
It is easy to keep your mouth clean with a mouth wash. If you feel you are still affected by bad breath pay a visit to your dentist.
It is not the same for everyone and most people see hygiene as a different approach in their lives.
We stayed in a hotel the next day that sorted out my hygiene problem.
Gastroenteritis is caused in the less-hygienic person. The washing of hands can avoid such an illness and the washing of foods to avoid such diseases.
You can be affected with many poor conditions if you avoid proper hygiene habits.
The body, the genital parts, and the hair require your full attention of cleanliness.
The mouth and feet also need to be clean.
It is difficult to speak up for everyone only you can make that different to yourself.
A subject that always needs attention.
Don't neglect hygiene as it is most important and should be a ritual in your lifestyle. If water is a problem make an effort to keep clean at public toilets. Ask a friend to help you with water, don't ignore hygiene tips. It is easy to become the lazy one and ignore your clean habits.
Is Proper Hygiene important to you?
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