The year is about to end and everyone is busy trying to end the year on a good note. Maintaining a healthy body is one way of ending the year on a good note. To maintain a healthy body, one must practise good personal hygiene on a daily basis.
Good personal hygiene practices are beneficial to our well-being but are often overlooked. Here are a few personal hygiene practices to consider looking at before the year ends.
VISIT YOUR ENT EXPERTS: An ENT specialist (otorhinolaryngologist) is a doctor who specialises in diseases that affect the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck. Most people only visit their ENT doctors only when they have a problem with their nose, ear or throat. But it will benefit you a great deal to visit an ENT at least once a year for a general check-up. A random visit such as this could be life-saving. An ENT doctor could help you clean your ear properly removing wax and other unwanted particles from your ear.
CHANGE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH: Not many people know that they are supposed to change their toothbrush every three months. According to dental experts, it is advisable to change ones toothbrush every three months in order not to harbour germs and bacteria which could lead to sicknesses.
CHANGE YOUR UNDERGARMENTS: It is also recommended to change your undergarments once a year or every six months. Most people tend to keep their undergarments for more than a year or only change them when they are torn or appear worn out. However, according to experts, it is always advisable to change your undergarments at least once a year.
FLUSH THE TOILET THE BOWEL COVERED: Some people prefer to flush the toilet with lid open after using the washroom. It is recommended that in order not to spread faecal matters and bacteria, it is advisable to flush the toilet with the lid neatly covered.
ADD FLOSSING TO DAILY DENTAL CARE: Flossing is a way of cleaning between your teeth. It involves wrapping a piece of soft string around your fingers and navigating it up and down between the teeth and below the gum line to remove the plaque and bacteria that cause gum disease.
Don’t wait until you become ill before you take these precautions. These are steps towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the coming year.