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Wash Your Hands!

Did you know a dog’s tongue is cleaner than your hands? Hell, for most of us, a dog’s butt is cleaner than our hands. Why? We don’t wash, and when we do wash, we don’t wash em right. As a result, we overexpose ourselves to germs that eventually get the best of us, giving us everything from strep throat to eye sties to food poisoning.


Follow these simple steps to properly wash your hands.
 Wet your hands with running water.
 Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.
 Lather well.
 This is the important part. Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20
seconds. Remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.
 Rinse well.
 Dry your hands with a clean or disposable towel or air dryer.
 If possible, use your towel to turn off the faucet.
And that’s it. That’s all you gotta do to keep fecal bacteria from getting into your eyes the next time your rub em.

Always wash your hands before:
 Preparing food
 Eating
 Treating wounds or giving medicine
 Touching a sick or injured person
 Touching an infant or young child
 Engaging in sexual activity (you figure it out)
 Inserting or removing contact lenses

Always wash your hands after:
 Preparing food, especially meat, if you still eat that stuff
 Using the toilet
 Changing a diaper
 Touching an animal or animal toys, leashes or waste
 Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
 Treating wounds
 Touching a sick or injured person
 Shaking hands with weirdoes and riff raffs
 Handling garbage or something that could be contaminated, such
as a cleaning rag or soiled shoes
 Handling chemicals or other irritants
 Of course, it’s also important to wash your hands whenever they
look dirty.

Other Things To Wash
 Soda can tops (those cans get nasty between the warehouse and store)
 Fresh fruits and vegetables (for wax, pesticides, and dirt)
 Your Penis (especially before you have sex)
 Baby toys (before you let your child have them, and every few days after)
 Tupperware (before you use them, and in between uses)
 Tooth and hair brushes
 Remote controls, cell phones, headphones, etc…
 I’m sure you can come up with a few more on your own. Just think about where the germs and nasty stuff are. And wash it.

Think of everything you touch. By cleaning and scrubbing off the trash, you won’t worry about it getting the best of you.


Want more? Be sure to check out “Wash Your Hands” in The Hood Health Handbook: Volume 1 !

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