Health problems can interfere with or even overshadow other aspects of your life. Even relatively minor health issues take a toll on your happiness and stress levels.

One way to improve your ability to cope with stress and feel better is to make a commitment to healthier habits.

Hygiene and Elements:-

In general, hygiene refers to practices that prevent the spread of disease-causing organisms. Cleaning processes such as handwashing, remove infectious microbes as well as dirt and soil and are thus often the means to achieve hygiene.

1.Public Hygiene:

Sewage and chemical wastes should not be released into the water bodies. Sewage should be chemically treated first before being released into the water bodies to avoid water-borne diseases.


Immunization and vaccination can prevent infectious diseases.

3.Personal Hygiene:-

  • Take Care of the skin.
  • Keep your hands and nails clean.
  • Wash your hair regularly.
  • Brush your teeth and gums after every meal. 
  • Wash your eye daily with tap water.
  • The nose must be cleaned at regular intervals
  • Never clean an ear with a sharp object.
  • Do physical exercise to keep the body muscles active.
  • Take proper rest, sleep for 6-8 hrs daily.

Importance of Hygiene:-

  • It improves personality.
  • It makes people admire you.
  • If you are clean, the action is also clean from you.
  • Makes the environment clean.
  • Easy flow of verbal communications and discussions.
  • It helps to improve hygiene in you.
  • It enhances self-discipline
  • People learn from you about your secret of success
  • You are the winner in the competitive work life.

Hygiene Habits for Kids:-

Children are smarter than we think them to be. They are observant and know when you are trying to trick them. Always ensure you practice all the hygiene habits yourself before teaching them any. Most of the time, children watch you and learn.

Your child needs to keep themselves clean to remain healthy and to feel good about themselves. Although  Teaching your child about hygiene can help them take care of themselves even when you are not with them.

For children, the basics of good personal hygiene are:
  • Washing hands.
  • Covering their mouth when they cough.
  • Having regular baths or showers.
  • Brushing and flossing teeth.

Things to Avoid While Teaching Hygiene to Your Child:-

Hygiene habits are better inculcated early on, children won’t pick them up at the first go; be patient and keep explaining its importance.

1) Do Not Scold – Do not scold your child as it will only worsen the situation.
2) Do Not Compare – Comparing your child with someone else will make your little one feed inadequate.
3) Do Not Punish – Children appreciate it when their parents take the time and explain something and help them through.