Wash Up & Stay Healthy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequent hand washing is one of the most effective ways to promote your own health and wellbeing. The agency estimates that the simple act of hand washing could save 1 million lives a year worldwide. Unfortunately, they also estimate that 40% of Americans rarely if ever wash their hands.

The Bigger Picture: Researchers stressed the importance of at least 20 seconds of hand washing before preparing food or eating as well as after contact with animals or sick people. For active individuals like you, another common sense occasion for hand washing is after you're finished in the gym. You can't work out if you catch a cold or the flu.
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