August 6, 2008
Health Tip: Wash Your Hands
How to do it properly
(HealthDay News) -- Your hands pick up all kinds of germs, so keeping them clean can help reduce your risk of illness.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to effectively wash your hands:
- Rinse your hands under running water, and apply soap evenly over both of your hands. The whole process should take at least one minute.
- Rub your hands together for 10 to 15 seconds to allow the soap to work.
- Be sure to rub soap on all areas of the hands, including over the backs and between the fingers.
- Rinse hands thoroughly and dry them. Avoid touching other surfaces that may be laden with germs.