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1 The Importance of Hygiene
Stay Clean, healthy, and feeling good!! 

2 Jean Who? Hygiene! Wow, What’s That Smell?
Knock Knock Who’s There? Jean. Jean Who? Hygiene! Wow, What’s That Smell?

3 “Healthy and/or Sound”
Hygiene From the Greek word “hygies” Meaning “Healthy and/or Sound”

4 Health and Hygiene According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Personal hygiene can make the difference between being healthy and disease-free and being sick and not well.

5 Its Your Health, Not Mine!

6 What is Personal Hygiene?
It is a Regular Routine of Personal Care, Washing, and Grooming Your Hair Your Face Your Skin Your Teeth Your Ears Your Hands Your Nails Your Feet

7 Hygiene Cont’d A condition or practice contr ibuting to the preservation  of health, as cleanliness. Personal hygiene is about keeping your body clean and healthy. Good personal hygiene can make you less likely to become sick. It also helps you look and feel your best.

8 Hygiene Cont’d The simple acts of brushing your teeth, showering, shampooing, using deodorant, and brushing your hair, all add up to good hygiene practices. While these acts are simple and should be a part of everyone's daily routine, some overlook taking care of their hygiene needs, putting themselves at risk of illness, infection, poor dental health, and social avoidance and ridicule.

9 The Practice of Hygiene
Practice good personal hygiene every day, because going without regular hand-washing, tooth brushing, and showers means that you'll accumulate germs, dirt and body odor. Simply brushing your teeth helps you maintain good dental health, protecting your teeth and gums from disease. Taking a shower and washing your hair at least once a day, gives you the opportunity to wash away sweat and dirt, according to the About-Personal-Growth website.

10 The first Step is: Handwashing
Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Swine Flu, meningitis, bronchiolitis, hepatitis A, and most types of infectious diarrhea.

11 Handwashing Cont’d

12 Dental Care Dentists say that the most important part of tooth care happens at home. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. These diseases could lead to bad breath. If you're like most people, you don't exactly look forward to facing a dentist's drill. So wouldn't it be better to prevent cavities before they begin? Prevent is key.

13 Giving Plaque the Brush-off
To prevent cavities, you need to remove plaque, the transparent layer of bacteria that coats the teeth. The best way to do this is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Brushing also stimulates the gums, which helps to keep them healthy and prevent gum disease. Brushing and flossing are the most important things that you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

14 Brushing The Right Way! Place your toothbrush against the gums.
Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes. Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, using a gentle up-and-down stroke. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

15 Foods to Avoid Bacteria in your mouth grow on sugar
Try to eat as little “junk food” as possible =candy, chocolate, and other sweets Avoid drinking soda, sweet tea, or any other drinks with excessive sugar. If you do eat these things, brush immediately afterwards…

16 Skin and Body Your skin and scalp may suddenly get oily very easily. At times, you seem to sweat for no reason — and you may notice there are odors where you never had them before. What should you do about it? These bodily changes are a normal part of becoming an adult. Still, some of them can be a real source of anxiety. Who wants to worry about whether their underarms smell, anyway?

17 Body Odor Sweating is a vital and normal process. It helps keep your body cool and release body toxins. The apocrine glands, the sweat creators, are extremely active at the onset of puberty. When stimulated, they produce sweat, which combined with the bacteria on the skin results is body odor. This odor is unpleasant and increases with physical activity, stress, excitement, nervousness and warmth. Body odor can be effectively managed by: daily showers or baths; changing one’s clothes daily; use of a deodorant or anti-perspirant

18 What would be best for me…???
Body Odor Cont’d So many choices… What would be best for me…???

19 Body Odor Cont’d: Deodorant
Body odor happens when sweat and bacteria mix. The trick to wearing deodorant is to put it on IMMEDIATELY after you bathe.  Make sure to wash your armpits well, dry them, and put deodorant on before you have a chance to sweat even the tiniest bit.

20 Video Break

21 Caring for skin, hair and nails
It's never too late to start taking care of your skin, hair, and nails. Take charge of your health by learning the basics about your skin, hair, and nails.  Dry Skin and Itching

22 Caring for Skin As you age, your skin produces less of the natural oil that helps your skin keep its moisture. Dry indoor air can cause your skin to become dry, as can excessive bathing in hot water.

23 Caring for Skin Cont’d Baths are much kinder to the skin than showers. They strip the natural oil that helps the skin hold in moisture. Use mild soaps, such as Dove or Cetaphil. Use a moisturizing lotion immediately after your bath, even before toweling dry completely. For very dry hands, try this for a night: Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly, and wear thin cotton gloves to bed. (Dry feet may benefit from similar treatment.) If dry, brittle nails are a problem, use lotion on your nails as well. Avoid scratching, which damages the skin. If itching is a problem, try the following: Keep the itchy area well moisturized. Dry skin may make itching worse.

24 Caring Hair Each strand of hair has its own sebaceous (oil) gland, which keeps the hair shiny and waterproof. But during puberty, when the sebaceous glands produce extra oil, it can make your hair look too shiny, oily, and greasy. Washing your hair every day or every other day can help control oily hair. Try using shampoos that are specially formulated for oily hair. Use warm water and a small amount of shampoo to work up a lather. Don't scrub or rub too hard — this doesn't get rid of oil any better and can irritate your scalp or damage your hair.

25 Caring for Hair Cont’d What are lice?
Lice are tiny insects that live on humans and feed on blood. When a large number of lice live and multiply on a person, it is called an infestation. Head lice are most often passed on at school through close contact and sharing of personal items. Lice aren't a sign of poor hygiene, but they won't go away without prompt treatment. 

26 Caring for Hair Cont’d Lice and the symptoms
Itching, the most common symptom of all types of lice infestation, is caused by an allergic reaction . Lice bite the skin to feed on a person's blood. The saliva from these bites causes the allergic reaction and itching. Diagnosing lice: Close visual examination for live lice or their eggs (nits) on the hair is usually all that is needed to diagnose a lice infestation (pediculosis).

27 Caring for Nails Nails are made up of layers of protein called keratin and are indicative of our general health. Grow an average 1mm per week Taking good care of your nails and maintaining their cleanliness very important Nails can be kept clean by using a simple mild soap, warm water, and a nail brush combination.

28 Caring for nails Cont’d
File fingernails in one direction Cut nails as germs may be present inside them, this is especially harmful if you use your hands to eat Cut nails straight across – never cut into corners Protect against ingrown toenails by avoiding tight shoes and/or very high heels

29 Exercise You've probably heard countless times how exercise is "good for you." But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help improve your mood.

30 Exercise: Rewards and Benefits
Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. Experts recommend that teens get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Here are some of the reasons: Exercising causes the body to produce endorphins, chemicals that can help a person to feel more peaceful and happy. Exercise can help some people sleep better. It can also help some people who have mild depression and low self-esteem. Plus, exercise can give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a certain goal — like beating an old time in the 100-meter dash. Exercising can help you look better. People who exercise burn more calories and look more toned than those who don't. In fact, exercise is one of the most important parts of keeping your body at a healthy weight.

31 Exercise: Rewards and Benefits Cont’d
Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising to maintain a healthy weight decreases a person's risk of developing certain diseases, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. These diseases, which used to be found mostly in adults, are becoming more common in teens. Exercise can help a person age well. This may not seem important now, but your body will thank you later. Women are especially prone to a condition called osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones) as they get older. Studies have found that weight-bearing exercise, like jumping, running or brisk walking, can help girls (and guys!) keep their bones strong. The three components to a well-balanced exercise routine are: aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility training. Live, laugh, exercise good hygiene!!

32 Remember!!! Make Hygiene part of your daily routine!!!

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