One of the most common reasons why people fall sick time and again is because of not adhering to the ground rules as far health and hygiene is concerned. However, being hygienic is something which is related more to the upbringing and the environment of people under whom we grow. All the more the message of good hygiene and good health practices have to be inculcated in the minds of children from a very young age and parents and schools have a big role to play.
If you look at most of the diseases which affect mankind today, a vast majority of them are because of very bad and unhygienic surroundings and food habits. One such example is the way food is sold in many underdeveloped and third world countries. Cut fruits and condiments are sold out in the open without any covering. They are mostly infested with fleas and other insects. This is the perfect breeding ground for diseases and infections. There are other small steps which if done regularly will go a long way in removing the risk of disease and infection. Washing your hands before and after eating, preferably with a toilet soap, having regular bath and keeping your body clean, and keeping your house clean and free of germs by regular mopping, sweeping and use of vacuum cleaners are some of the things which if done on a regular basis would go a long way in getting rid of infection. It would also set the ground rule for having a place which is hygienic and where diseases would find it difficult to gain a footing.
Keeping the surroundings clean is also very important in preventing diseases and infections. The main reason for a lot of diseases affecting us is without doubt a very dirty environment which aids in the growth of bacteria and virus which affect us.