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Top 5 Tips for Staying Healthy

Germs are all around us. Not every person exposed to a virus will come down with the virus or symptoms. Some people's immune systems will fend off the attack. Though many people, even those with good health, can succumb to illness.

What about washing hour hands, doesn't that get rid of the germs?

Even if you wash your hands, you may not do it properly, says Tierno, author of The Secret Life of Germs. "Some individuals move their hands quickly under a flow of water for only a second or so, and they don't use soap. That's not going to do much good."

Washing the hands is important, though statistics show that 95% of people don't wash their hands properly. “Around 60 percent of women wash their hands properly, while the number is much lower for men, at around 30 percent at most,” says Jason Tetro, author of the Germ Code.

And even if a person does wash their hands properly, unless they continue to sanitise their hands through out the day, each time they touch a surface, they are potentially re-exposed to germs.

So what can you do to protect yourself? The answer isn't to hide in your home. No one wants to do that. Though there are steps you can take to protect yourself to reduce the risk...

Tip 1 - When you arrive in public places or workplaces, do a sanitising spritz.

Spray or wipe the table, desk, TV remote control, light switches, door handles, shower knobs, toilet seat and tap with a sanitiser.

I use the Young Living Thieves Spray, it fits in the handbag or travel bag easily and is powerful.

The Thieves Wipes are also a great option for cleaning and sanitising surfaces.

Tip 2 - Spray or wipe the toilet seat and bathroom surfaces in public rest rooms with a sanitiser

Again, I use the Thieves Spray or the Thieves Wipes for toilet seat cleansing.

Flush with the lid down on the toilet seat. Exit the cubicle quickly after flushing

Tip 3 - Wash your hands thoroughly after you use the toilet

Make sure to use soap not just water. Though on a separate health topic, most anti-bacterial hand soaps contain harmful chemicals, including triclosan, which has been linked to host of health problems including hormone disruption and infertility.

I use Young Living's Foaming Hand Soap. It's effective at cleaning the hands and doesn't contain any harmful toxins.

When out and about, instead of using the chemical soaps used in most public bathrooms, I use the Young Living waterless hand purifier. Its small compact size makes it perfect to fit in the travel bag or handbag.

With the Thieves waterless hand purifier, it's designed for use in public restrooms and travel. It's a waterless hand wash, meaning you don't need to use water.

I simply use a small dollop of the Thieves waterless hand purifier, rub the hands together. Plus, it smells great and doesn't dry the skin.

If I don't have the Thieves waterless hand purifier handy, I use an essential oil drop on the hands to clean and cleanse, either Thieves essential oil or lemon essential oil.

Wash your hands before eating

We've talked about cleaning the hands in the restroom, though your hands are coming into contact with potentially contaminated surfaces all day long.

Flush with the lid down on the toilet seat. Exit the cubicle quickly after flushing

Tip 4 - Sanitise your hands before eating

Before eating, and before putting your hands near your mouth or eyes (germs travel very easily through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and eyes), wash or sanitise your hands.

Again, I carry the Thieves Waterless purifier for this. It's compact size allows it to easily fit in my pocket or hand bag. I simply use a dollop of the gel on my hands at the dining table before eating.

Tip 5 - Support your Immune System

Staying healthy requires having a healthy immune system.

I use Young Living's Inner Defense capsules because they help to support my immune system and respiratory system. Inner Defense capsules contain Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils of Thieves essential oil, together with Oregano oil, Thyme Oil and Lemongrass essential oils.

Hopefully these 5 tips will keep you safe and healthy.

What is Thieves Spray? It's an all-natural spray concentrate from Young Living. Based on the Young Living Thieves essential oil blend of clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary essential oils, the Thieves spray features all-natural plant based ingredients without any harmful chemicals. Find out more about Thieves Spray and the Thieves Spray all-natural ingredients here.

Where to Buy in Australia?

Looking to get your own Thieves Spray, Thieves Wipes, Thieves Foaming Soap or Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, Inner Defense? Then we would love to help!

In Australia? Then purchase your Thieves products here.

More articles you may be interested from the series of Avoiding Gastro & Staying Healthy on Your Next Cruise Holiday

Part 1 - Boost Your Health

Part 2 - A Clean Cabin is a Healthy Cabin

Part 3 - Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?

Part 4 - Wash Your Hands

Part 5 - Happy Tummy

Part 6 - Stay Hydrated

Part 7 - Fun in the Sun

Part 8 - Tired Muscles after Too Much Fun

Part 9 - Energy

Part 10 - Sleep

Part 11 - Breathing Easy

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