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4 changes you can make at home to prevent serious illnesses

PNB MetLife 22-11-2016 03:24:45 PM
4 changes you can make at home to prevent serious illnesses

Water, hygiene, and sanitation have an important impact on both health and disease. 80% of critical illnesses are caused due to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and insufficient hygiene.

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Due to increasing levels of contamination, water borne diseases have been a cause of concern around the world. Ranging from simple stomach aches, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps – water borne disease can even be fatal on occasions.

There are a few changes every household can incorporate in order to prevent serious illnesses:

  1. Pay Attention to Hygiene

    Washing hands before and after meals is a very basic yet effective solution. Here is a list of things to do in order to keep your house and life hygienic:

    • Before and after meals
    • Before and after using of washrooms
    • Keeping fingernails short and clean
    • Washing hands after handling pets
    • Before and after cooking and preparing of meals
    • Changing diapers
    • Taking care of someone ill

  2. The Prevention Act

    We all know prevention is better than cure; hence it is important to inculcate habits that help to stay away from illnesses.

    • Avoid drinking tap water or unfiltered water
    • Install a water purifier at home or boil tap water for drinking

  3. The Heat Advantage

    When at home, try to fully cook your food as that will kill off bacteria in the ingredients. Food cooked rare or medium rare may not be completely free of bacteria and can make you ill.

  4. Environment around You

    Keeping your environment clean is important. That includes cleaning of bathrooms, kitchen, cooking utensils and surfaces at home.

    Do not forget to shield yourself through medical insurance or critical illness insurance that comes in helpful during emergency situations.