7 Heathy Habits That Helps In Protection From Infectious Diseases

Posted On Dec 26, 2019

Department of

Manipal Hospitals

The present lifestyle and the environment in which we survive invite a plethora of infectious diseases from different sources. It is not possible to visit a healthcare center every now and then and therefore the need of precaution and self-protection comes into play. The primary sources of infectious diseases are dirt and pollution. If you want to stay healthy and focus on your performance, you have to find some time from your busy schedule to develop some good habits to avoid infectious diseases. Direct or indirect contact with a person having an infectious disease or unknowingly getting into an environment filled with germs and bacteria can make you sick. People unknowingly get indulged in lots of non-hygienic activities that help the infectious diseases enter the body and decline the health. Here are few easy and helpful methods mentioned below that will help you create a shield around you against infectious diseases.

  • Keep Your Hands Clean – The everyday meeting with people, shaking hands, touching various objects containing germs and bacteria cause the spreading of infection throughout the body through the hands. People generally touch their eyes, nose, and face with dirty hands and that let the germs enter the human body easily. Use sanitizer or soap to wash your hands before eating anything or touching your face.
  • Avoid Going Out While Being Sick – It is better to be in an interior environment, away from the smoke and pollution. A stable room temperature and proper rest after taking the prescribed medicines will help you get rid of the infection soon. You can also save other people by not letting them make any physical contact with you.
  • Don’t Ignore The Vaccines – Health experts suggest taking different vaccines at different ages to avoid serious illness in the future. Various vaccines introduce resistance inside you against various pathogenic agents.
  • Eat Fresh And Preserved Food Only – Try consuming fresh and clean intakes only. Local food stores often sell food items that are not fresh to avoid any wastage. If possible, try to eat home-cooked food and fresh juice every day.
  • Make Love with Safety Measures – The control over love will let you have control over your health. Most people fall sick every year due to STD and other diseases related to unsafe sex. Use proper contraceptive for a healthy life.
  • Keep Your Home and Office Clean – Health begins at home or workplace. You need to keep the area clean where you spend most of the time every day. Try to use high-quality disinfectant while cleaning the area and don’t miss the corners.
  • Keep It Personal – Many people don’t mind sharing their personal stuff with others. If multiple people use a single towel, handkerchief, glass, or bottle for drinking water and other stuff, germs will spread to multiple bodies and will multiply. Keep your personal stuff to yourself for better health.

Maintaining hygienic practice in daily life will keep you away from the germs and infections due to pathogenic agents. If you find something weird related to your health, immediately consult a physician without waiting for a good time. If you live a healthy life, you can inspire hundreds as well to follow the same practices.