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3 Ways Germs Are Sneaking Into Your Home

By Genevieve Cunningham

Germs are everywhere. There's little we can do to completely avoid germs, aside from living our entire lives in a bubble. We're going to be exposed, and that's OK. Of course, we want to avoid them as much as possible in order to keep ourselves well. While we know how to do this for the most part -- wash our hands and boost the immune system -- it's possible that we're actually creating our own illness by bringing excessive germs into our homes and families. If you're ready to keep yourself and loved ones as healthy as possible, take a look at these three places that are riddled with germs, and eliminate them from your life today!

On Your Shoes

Your shoes touch everything. We literally walk around on the ground outside and touch our shoes to every surface, and then we take those germs straight into our homes. And then we sit on the furniture or walk across the rug or prop our feet up on something -- and then those germs are everywhere! Luckily, this has a simple solution. Make sure that you clean your shoes regularly and take off your shoes inside your home. Problem solved.

Under Your Fingernails

The fingernails are gross. We don't think about this often, but underneath the fingernails is a hot spot for germs to live and multiply. The longer the nails, the more likely this problem is to persist. But again, this has some easy solutions. First, attempt to keep your nails short and well-kept. Second, wash your hands often, especially if you've handled something questionable. And third, clean your nails! An easy task that makes a huge difference.

On Your Purse

Our purses are covered in germs! Seriously! Think about the places that your purse gets placed. It might sit in the car seat, on random tables, on the floor, even on the bathroom counter or floor. We handle our purses all day long. And how often does your purse get washed? Probably not often! If you want to keep these germs away, be mindful of where your purse is placed, wipe down the handles and the bottom of your purse often, or switch purses regularly and wash.

You don't have to avoid all germs in order to stay healthy. In fact, being exposed to germs allows your immune system to get stronger. But excessive exposure is bound to lead to more illness. Check these places to keep the germs out of your home, and you may find your whole family's health improve like never before.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga.

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