Are You Washing Your Hands Wrong?

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Experts say that handwashing is a key strategy to prevent contracting or spreading illness to others, but many people do handwashing "wrong."

It's cold and flu season, and germs are everywhere.

Experts say that handwashing is a key strategy to prevent contracting or spreading illness to others, but many people do handwashing "wrong."

In a study from Michigan State University, researchers watched more than 3,700 people after using the bathroom and reported that 95 percent did not wash their hands long enough to kill germs. The average amount of time people spent washing was only six seconds. Even more disturbing was that seven percent of women and 15 percent of men didn't wash their hands at all.

So, what is the correct way to wash your hands — and amount of time needed to prove effective?

Listen as hosts Andrea and Lisa discuss everything you need to know about washing your hands and how to best protect you and your kids from colds and flu this season.

Show Notes

[2:00] Why it's important to wash your hands.

[3:00] Find out how many women and men don't wash their hands after using the washroom.

[3:15] Why you need to clean your cell phone.

[4:35] The 20-second rule.

[5:25] Why not to use anti-bacterial soap.

[6:30] When to wash your hands.

[8:20] Soap and water is enough and other ideas.

[10:05] What to do if your hands get too dry from washing them.

[11:10] Keeping your immune system strong all season long.

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.