• Akshita Rai Shrivastava

Personal Hygiene Practices to Boost Your Immunity


Personal Hygiene has proven to be one of the most effective ways to boost immunity. Simple changes in your day to day hygiene habits can prevent you from life-threatening diseases. Strong immunity is the need for the hour due to the widespread disease, the only known cure of which is maintaining personal hygiene.

We want to help you in these tough times by presenting you basic hygiene practices that can boost your immunity.

1. Cleaning your hands



Handwashing is the most significant hygiene practice that could prevent you from contracting diseases. So, washing your hands is necessary:

  • after coming home from outside

  • after using the toilet

  • before cooking or eating

  • after coughing or sneezing

Additionally, ensure that your nails and clipped and clean at all times.

2. Bath and Body



Bad body odour is a sign of bacterial growth on the body. Bathing regularly can prevent such growth. It is advisable to wash your body shower more frequently during the summers. Also, don't skip showers when you are sick.

3. Oral hygiene



The mouth provides an ideal atmosphere for bacterial growth. Your oral health influences your immunity, so it becomes important to follow practice like:

  • Brushing twice a day

  • Flossing

  • Mouthwash after eating sweets

4. Washroom Hygiene



We all know to wash our hands after using the toilet but that may not be enough. The toilet is the dirtiest part of your house and you need to be a little more cautious. Health professionals advice that:

  • don't take your phone to the toilet

  • wash your private parts properly after using the loo

  • Ensure that your toilet is cleaned regularly

  • Use anti-bacterial cleaner

5. Post physical activities




Physical activities are good for your health but they are a great opportunity for bacteria buildup. Dirty feet and sweaty body carry certain bacterias which are harmful to your health. To yield only the benefits of physical activities:

  • Wash your legs after returning

  • Take a shower when necessary

  • Ensure that your equipment is clean

6. Immediate Environment



Various things in our immediate environment form part of our personal hygiene. The important things to remember are :

  • always wearing clean cloths

  • changing socks and handkerchief regularly

  • proper care of intimate clothing

We hope these simple personal hygiene tips will come handy to you. Proper practise of these will boost your immunity thus making your life a little less stressful.

Wishing you the best.


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