Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Growing up can be hard; especially when your body starts changing. There are a lot of taboo topics we don’t talk about or are afraid to ask about. So we've decided to talk about some of them here at MoHo. Below are 10 tips for kids, teens, and young adults on how to better your hygiene!
"Hygiene is things that you do/ actions you take that are necessary for health and cleanliness. "
Flossing is just as important as brushing. A lot of times we have problems with our teeth because of the leftover food in between our teeth that our toothbrushes can't get to.
Clean your phone/ tablet at least once a week . You might be confused why this goes into hygiene but think about all the places you take your phone . And how often you touch it . Now how often do you wash your hands after using your phone ? They hold so many germs and we don’t think about it . So grab a Clorox wipe (with the help of an adult) and make sure you clean it off.
Keep some baby wipes in your bag. The weather is changing sometimes we start sweating and need to freshen up throughout the day. Baby wipes are a quick and easy way to freshen up without having to do too much preparation!
Sneeze into your elbow...and carry hand sanitizer. You don't want to carry germs with you! Make sure you take steps to prevent the transmission of germs!
Use tissue to open public bathroom doors. When you wash your hands it becomes irrelevant if you touch a dirty door right after.
If you feel some type of way, SAY SOMETHING! Sometimes we don't speak up about how we feel due to being uncomfortable, fear,etc. Even if you have to tell your friend, it is important to speak up if you are experiencing new changes, symptoms. etc. Try to find one adult that you feel comfortable talking to.
Clean your living space once a week! It is true that you feel better, when the space around you is clean as well! Try to get into the habit of tidying up your space, even if its for five minutes per day!
During the Summer Season, try to shower twice a day! This one speaks for itself! Summer= Sweat= Stink! Don't be that person! Try taking a shower twice a day or after every strenuous activity
Sweating too much?! Try using Baby Powder in your shoes, socks, and near your underarms to prevent some of the sweat from forming! It is an old trick, but it works!
Ask your parents to wash your covers, sheets, and pillowcases, AT LEAST once a month. OR limit the amount of outside clothing that touches your bed. This hygiene rule is rarely followed, as many people often forget about their bed sheets. Bed sheets can be the number one place for germs to form and if you don't wash your covers, you'll end up sleeping in your own filth!
What are some tips you take to make sure you stay on top of your hygiene? Do you have anything we could add, or have some advice? Let us know in the comments below!
This month at MoHo Dance we are focused on Self Care. It is important to be able to take care of our bodies, and spirits. We are taking time this month to dive deeper into why it is important to practice self care, and the benefits it can have on your mental wellness. We are giving opportunities to teach our participants some personal hygiene practices. It is never too early or to early too late to....
"Look good, Feel good, and Think good thoughts!"