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How to wash your hands

Washing your hands can help protect you against germs and illnesses. This video reminds us how to wash our hands effectively.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.

Transcripts

As you know, flu season is upon us. You're coming in contact with the flu virus and many other germs. They're on shopping carts, door handles, even around your house. You may not even realise how many times you're touching your nose, your mouth, your eyes, and you're going to get sick from it.

The best way to prevent this is to wash your hands with a good old-fashioned bar of soap. The first thing you want to do – turn on the water to a warm temperature, get a good lather going in your hands. Be sure to wash the palms of your hands. Take that, wash the back sides as well. Try to focus on getting your thumbs nice and clean and soapy, and in between your fingers. And, if you can, make sure you wash the tips as well.

When you're all done, rinse off your hands, take a paper towel, dry off, use the paper towel to turn off the water.

The best length of time to wash your hands is 20 seconds. If you want something a little more fun, you can hum 'Happy Birthday' in your head two times, and you'll be just great.

Protect yourself, protect your family this season against all the germs and viruses that are out there.

Clean hands for a healthy life.

© Rush University Medical Centre

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Sure, there are many new words, which I learn, thank you a lot.

This is an informative video specially in these days when people are suffering by coronavirus .

good but it is so difficult to understand .thank you

Many thanks

I liked this exercise because here we can learn how to wash our hands during the day to prevent many illnesses and the fearful Covid-19. It is a very helpful, fan and healthy exercise. I really recommend it. Greetings from Colombia! :D

Yes, I do. For example, I didn't know that bar soap was better than one liquid.

Thanks for those

Excellent

Yes. I do.

Thanks for the material... but the amount of water that is wasted is tremendous (even worse if we think about everyone around the world who is lucky to have water at home, doing it). The tap should be washed and closed during the process of using the soap. Then you open again (already clean) and wash your hands.

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