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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9B The germiest places are close by and frequently visited Q: Chuck, my husband doesn't believe how easily he can get sick using public I- restrooms or even going to the gym. I don't want to be a germophobe, but I also don't want us to bury our heads in the sand of sickness. Where's the balance? --Susie C. Minnesota A: The balance is found in prevention and precaution, but not in paranoia. Obviously, I love gyms and encourage their use, and conclusion of scientists at Oxford University. And did you know that a key on an ATM keyboard harbors an average of 1,200 germs, including E. coli and C'FORCE cold and flu viruses, HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS info@creators.com remember two words: paper towel. --Germ hot spot No. 2: public restrooms. according to University of Arizona researchers? (Those numbers make one wonder how much is really being deposited and withdrawn from banks!) There's only one way out of that financial fiasco: hand sanitizer. Keep a bottle in there are some health tips Toilet seat tissue covers your car, and rub in a squirt i one can remember when are a given. But what's not as soon as you leave the training to help back away so obvious is the bank (and maybe even when t from bacteria. We're all microorganism production you arrive). likely to use public going on at the restroom It should be noted that restrooms -- ifnot at work, sinks and even the hand most of these germ hot spots Young, tender Asparagus .............................. 4 lb./$ 5 5 lb. bag Russet Potatoes ............ $1 ea Bananas ........................................ 5 9 'b By the Bunch Bulk, Fresh White Jumbo Mushrooms ......... i ............... $ i then when at play -- and dryers; become microbe launching |b ! how we maneuver within Men s Health explained: pads because, among other ! ! those lavatory jungles could "A University of Colorado reasons, 95 percent of people Fancy Navel ! determine whether or not we study identified 19 groups of either don't wash their Oranges ....................................... 79 Ib Yellow or Italian Zucchini i and members in our family bacteria, including hands or wash their hands Squhsh i 9 9 ,b are ill the next week. staphylococcus aureus -- the improperly, at least ............................................ I recently read a great bug linked with according to Michigan State Avocados ............. , ..................... 9 9 article in Men's Health by antibiotic-resistant University researchers, ea Green According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as rePorted by CBS, "the 'right way to wash your hands' is to wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. Rub them together to make a lather while scrubbing them well, making sure you get the backs of the hands, between the fmgers and under the nails. Keep this up for 20 seconds the CDC recommends singing the 'Happy Birthday' song twice --: and after, rinse under running water." CBS added: "Hand-washing saves lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proper technique can cut cold and flu risk (and) prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses and other infections." In our world of fast global transport and travel, who: knew that by learning proper techniques to wash our hands, we could save the world n or at least make it a whole lot healthier? Benjamin Franklin was most certainly right: "An ounce Of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Next week, I will share the last three likely places you and your loved ones could get sick and what you can do to prevent it. Write to Chuck Norris (info~creators.com) with questions about health and fitness. "6 Paige Fowler, Places You're Most Likely to Get Sick." Let me summarize her excellent points and add a ( few more of my own about how to avoid what she calls "the germiest hotspots," which just happen to be within the places we all frequent most. --Germ hot spot No. 1: your work environment. There are two critical places at your place of employment when it comes to germs. The first is your desk, where -- believe it or not -- there are hundreds of times more bacteria than there are on your company's toilet seats, according to University of Arizona research. The second area to watch out for is the break room's refrigerator door. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reported that 44 percent of office refrigerators are cleaned only on a monthly basis, and 22 percent are cleaned just once a year. Lola Stamm, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, explained, "Anything that leaks or i spills can become a breeding ground for bacteria." She said hall of the most commonly touched surfaces in an office can become bacteria-ridden by lunchtime each day. So though it's popular to eat in front of the computer screen, remember that even crumbs become feasts for germs, so the desk becomes your private zoo for bacteria. The solution here is to clean your keyboard, phone and desk with disinfectant wipes daffy. 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If you can't nudge or push the door open with your shoulder or elbow, then grab a drying towel to keep your clean hands from touching the door or gripping the handle or doorknob. --Germ hot spot No. 3: the bank. Most people know that money can be very dirty, and I'm not talking laundering. Did you know that dollar bills contain an average of 26,000 bacteria? That was the Copyright 2014 Chuck Norris Distributed by creators.cam I Studies show that using .Testosterone products, m ayl significantly increase your riskpfa heart attac~ arroze, i blood cmts and death, ff you or a tovea one has suzxereaany I of theseinjuries, call 1-800-THE-EAGLE now. about making I a claim zor substantial mone .pJry compensauon, tlo zees or I costsuntil your case is settled or won. 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