The best way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands
By Intermountain Healthcare
Mar 4, 2020
Updated Oct 25, 2023
5 min read
You should clean your hands:
As much as possible, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. On average, we touch our face 23 times an hour, which means germs picked up from your phone, light switches, doorknobs, and other surfaces have a gateway into your throat, lungs, and sinuses.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t spend enough time washing our hands. Follow these five steps every time:
We can all help prevent the spread of germs and disease by washing our hands more often and with the proper technique. Keep yourself, your family, and our community healthy by simply choosing to wash your hands more.