Health Tips

Get More Out Of Your Healthy Habits With These Simple Tweaks

Small changes with big impacts

By The Weekly | May 5, 2017

Put Your Phone Out Of Reach Before You Get Behind The Wheel

Boost it by: Turning your phone ‘off’. Just hearing a phone notification causes enough of a distraction to inhibit your ability to focus on the task at hand. In fact, research proves that even anticipating a phone call or message increases your crash risk when you’re driving.

Wash Your Hands After You’ve Been To The Bathroom

Boost it by: Counting to 20 before you stop washing. Most of us only wash our hands for around six seconds, but it takes between 15-20 seconds of vigorous hand-washing with both soap and water to eliminate germs.

Wash Your Bed Sheets Weekly For Good Hygiene

Boost it by: Choosing a wash cycle that allows the water to hit 60°C. That’s the temperature requied to kill dustmites. Plus, bacteria and viruses like E. coli and the influenza virus can survive at colder temperature. In fact, sheets washed at 40°C are only 14 per cent less ‘germier’ than unwashed ones.


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