Be alert to the six dirtiest habits in life

1. Do not brush your teeth before going to bed

Brushing your teeth before going to bed is more important than in the morning. It can not only clear the deposits in your mouth, but also help protect your teeth and help you sleep soundly.

43% admitted that they occasionally forgot to brush their teeth before going to bed. Experts remind that during sleep, saliva secretion will be greatly reduced, and this saliva is the main force to kill bacteria. Therefore, if you don’t brush your teeth once in a while, it may cause oral bacteria to enter, and the risk of dental caries and periodontal disease will increase greatly. In addition, many studies have confirmed that the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can also cause problems in your heart.

2. Take a bath with clean water

A warm water bath (35 ℃ – 45 ℃) before going to bed every night can relax the muscles and joints of the whole body, accelerate the blood circulation, and help you sleep safely. The survey shows that nearly one-third of women do not use bath liquid every day, but just use water to flush. Experts point out that it is best to take a bath according to your perspiration. The bacteria that cause human body odor live on sweat, especially the sweat discharged from armpits and groins. When you sweat a lot, you can’t wash it with water alone, which will cause bacteria to stay. The longer you stay, the more “smelly” you will be.

3. Do not wash your hands with soap after going to the toilet.

Even children know that they should wash their hands before and after meals, but have you really cleaned them? The survey shows that only 38% of people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet, and 2% wash their hands for more than 10 seconds. Experts said that when you wipe the toilet, your hands are very close to the source of E. coli, which may cause bacterial infection. If you don’t use soap, you can’t completely remove bacteria. Therefore, after going to the toilet, you must wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer and rinse them with clean water.

4. Underwear is not changed every day.

Women’s underwear must be washed and changed frequently, but the survey shows that 52% of women do not change their underwear every day. Dr. Charles Geba, a microbiologist, pointed out that if you wear underwear for one day, there will be about 0.1g of feces on it. One gram of feces contains 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1000 parasitic cysts and 100 insect eggs. These bacteria will adhere to your hands. If you rub your eyes or even take something to eat without washing your hands, you will catch diseases.

5. If food is lost, pick it up and eat it again.

More than 40% of women said that they had eaten food that was picked up just after it fell on the ground. There was also a saying called the “five second rule” in the past, which means that food falling on the ground is safe as long as it is picked up and eaten within five seconds. The researchers pointed out that such a statement would greatly mislead people. Experiments have proved that food will be contaminated by bacteria in only two or three seconds after it falls to the ground. Therefore, all food dropped on the ground should be thrown into the garbage can immediately. Young mothers should pay special attention to this situation when teaching their children, and set an example for themselves, because children are very good at imitating.

6. Barefoot fitness

The survey found that 32% of people are barefoot fitness, especially when doing aerobics or belly dancing. Experts suggest that you’d better wear a pair of light shoes at this time. Because your feet will sweat a lot during fitness, the humid environment is most conducive to the growth of bacteria. These bacteria will be left on the floor through other people’s feet. When your feet step on them, you may be infected with tinea pedis (commonly known as “Hong Kong feet”) or plantar warts (a kind of plantar warts).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *