“This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.”
It has been about 20 days since the kids and I started the PURELL 30-Day Challenge. In case you’re wondering… What is the PURELL 30-Day Challenge? It’s your family’s 30-Day commitment to using PURELL products 3 times per day for 30 days to reduce the spread of germs.I set up PURELL “stations” around my house. I have a PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer in Refreshing Aloe in the kitchen. This one gets lots of use. I use it after I feed or play with the dogs, take out the trash or handle dirty laundry or the chicken I prepared for dinner last night. The aloe scent smells great.My son has a small PURELL Jelly Wrap Carrier in his backpack. I remind him daily to use it when he gets off the school bus at his middle school.My college girls like to have PURELL products in their purses and backpacks. They spend a lot of time in libraries, which are great, but also full of germs. The girls are also good about wiping down surfaces in their college apartments using PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes.I like to keep PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes next to my computer. I spend hours touching the keyboard and mouse… I need to make sure they’re clean. I love the wipes because they clean surfaces but are gentle enough for hands and faces.
For my car, I like the PURELL Ocean Kiss Personal Pump bottle. After I get gas, grocery shop, or use the ATM, I ALWAYS use PURELL. I won’t touch my steering wheel until my hands are sanitized. Just picture how many people touch the same shopping cart or gas nozzle as you? Hundreds of thousands! Doesn’t this motivate you to use PURELL?
Last week, I was cleaning out the garage and instead of going in out to wash my hands, I had a bottle of PURELL right next to me. This came in so handy because the garage was a mess.Sanitizing our hands has become a habit for us. No one complains because we all enjoy the benefits of PURELL products. I seriously think our hands are cleaner and we all feel good about the fact that we can help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs. After all, it has been reported that 80% of the illnesses can be transmitted by hands.
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This post was sponsored by GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.Back to college is right around the corner for my two college girls. Besides maintaining a good GPA, staying healthy is one of their main goals for the upcoming semester. After all, poor health can mean missing lectures and valuable information, which could lead to getting bad grades. Living in tight quarters can make it more difficult to stay germ free, but it’s actually easier than students might think, say my daughters (college sophomore and first year law student). These are the steps my daughters take to keep their college dorms/apartments germ-free and stay healthy.
Avoid sharing food, drinks, or beauty products. This can be difficult especially with your roommates, but it’s important to know that most common germs are spread this way. Don’t share chapsticks, toothbrushes and avoid drinking from a shared container – especially at parties. You never know whose germs you could be getting.
Wash your hands throughout the day. We often forget the many things we touch throughout the day. Washing your hands is the most effective way for you to prevent spreading your own germs as well as in taking others. Wash your hands with water and soap for 20 seconds.
Keep a hand sanitizer in your bag for when you’re on the go. Germs are everywhere, but water isn’t. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer like PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer when water and soap are not available. A study showed absenteeism caused by illness was 20 percent lower in classrooms that used PURELL Hand Sanitizer regularly.
Up your Vitamin C intake. Boost your immune system by adding more orange juice or a vitamin C supplement.
Wipe down often used surfaces at the end of each day. Sanitize study desks, counters, remote controls, door knobs, computer keyboards, phones, etc.
Exercise each day. Even just 15 minutes per day can make a huge difference on a student’s overall well-being. My girls run every day. Exercising boosts their immune system, gives more energy, tones their bodies, and helps them sleep better.
Eat healthy at least 80% of the time. Let’s be real here. College is not known for healthy eating. It’s ok to have a treat 20% of the time so you don’t feel deprived. But it’s better to choose brown rice and chicken over pepperoni pizza and soda the other 80%.
Take the PURELL® 30-Day Challenge.The other day I bought a bunch of school supplies for the kids and while I was there I also stocked up on PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer. We use PURELL® year-long, but especially during the school year.
We keep PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes and Hand Sanitizer in the car, in our purses, backpacks, and next to our computers. On Sundays, I help out in a church nursery and I use PURELL® after each diaper change. I also use PURELL®after I pump gas or use the ATM.
I haven’t had a cold in years and I do credit this to my hand sanitizer and my healthy lifestyle.
My kids have been pretty healthy too. They didn’t miss any class/lectures last school year. Staying healthy is extremely important to our household. As a single mom, I don’t have another parent to help us out if I get sick. And that’s the reason we’re taking the PURELL® 30-Day Challenge. We have pledged to use PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer for 30 days, 3 times per day to help control the spread of illness-causing germs. This is the perfect way to make sure your school and college kids start off the school year with healthy habits. Why don’t you join us?