Hand Shakes Can Be Deadly

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Can you refuse to shake someone’s hand to stay healthy?  Think about it! People use their fingers and hands to do many things across the day.  According to a study conducted by WebMd, more men than women leave the bathroom without washing their hands and those who wash their hands don’t wash correctly. 
It seems that most people do not know how to wash their hands!
Follow these steps to wash your hands correctly:
1-    Turn on the water to a very warm setting
2-     use enough soap to create a lather
3-    then wash both sides (front and back) of the hands, along the sides (left and right), in between the fingers, under the finger nails, and don’t forget your wrists
4-    Use paper towels that you pulled out before hand and dry your hands also using the towel to open the door. 
 
Tip: Try to keep your hands out of your face so you do not spread germs to your mouth, nose, or ears.
Fun fact: President Obama got it right with the fist bump; some people do an elbow bump, but for your own health and those you love, wash your hands on a regular basis!  Maybe the instructions from my Mama as a child still hold true today, “Just keep your hands to yourself.”