This is a serious issue. Recently I was reminded why I have lost my fondness for greeting people with a handshake. For instance, in the midst of a personal training session Clive noticed his client had fresh “nose booger” on his face and brought his attention to it. Instead of taking off to the restroom and addressing it, the client wiped his face with his training gloves, and then proceeded to wipe his hand on his shirt. Hmm, hygienic isn’t it? With all the diseases and new stains of viruses found these days, it is even more essential to pay close attention to our personal sanitation habits as we could easily contract unnecessary illnesses. In the situation above, luckily, Clive understands how crucial personal hygiene is, so by immediately addressing the situation, he minimized the potential for other people using the facility to contract an undeserved illness.
As simple as it may appear, one of the most efficient ways of preventing disease is by washing your hand regularly. Especially after sneezing, coughing, making contact with a sick person or after using the bathroom. Given the advances made in health care and disease prevention, it’s quite alarming that studies have found fewer Americans are scrubbing their hands compared to years ago. This practice ought to be automatic, and should be one of the primary things done and observed in homes fundamentally. But seemingly, many people need to be reminded to exercise personal hygiene practices on a regular basis. Always remember, hand washing should be done for 20-30 seconds with soap and water or as the alternative, portable hand sanitizers can be used, they are fairly inexpensive and readily available.
Ps. avoid touching your face when you are at the gym, it may protect you from catching germs…
I have been a fitness, health and wellness trainer for the past six years. My expertise in this area has been from working directly in Public Safety and Healthcare for the better part of 20 years. The exposure received from my direct interaction with healthcare and Public Safety has honed and fueled my drive and passion for changing unhealthy life styles, coaching, and promoting wellness. The positive changes enjoyed by my clients since my involvement in personal training is testament to my diligence and commitment to the cause.
CPT, EMT-P, Bsc, MBA