Don’t Forget To Do These Hygiene Habits Every Day

In 2019, research in BioMed Research International found that the largest cause of bad hygiene was lack of knowledge. At least 63% of people who struggle with personal hygiene simply don’t know how to care for themselves.

Personal hygiene not only makes you presentable, but it also prevents illness. Even the “basics,” such as washing your hands, are not done correctly by 97% of Americans. Are you doing these habits every day? Are you doing them at all? Improve your cleanliness tenfold by learning about daily hygiene habits.

Rotate Shoes And Socks Every Day

While wearing the same pair of shoes every day may be convenient, podiatrists advise against it. The CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association, James Christina, said that the sweat in shoes needs to dry before you wear them again. Otherwise, our feet smell worse, and we’re at a higher risk of foot fungi.

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Rotating shoes also helps them last longer, Dr. Christina told TODAY. After we wear shoes, the cushions inside flatten, and they take around a day to re-inflate. If you can’t alternate shoes, make sure that they’re well aired out before you wear them again.