(11 September 2011)
“Water flows over these hands. May I use them skillfully, to preserve our precious planet”
~ Vietnamese peace activist and poet, Thich Nhat Hanh
This Sunday we share with you one of the easiest ways to stay healthy and relatively germ-free: Handwashing. It’s simple, easy and common sense approach to keep that one part of your body clean, especially since we use our hands for EVERYTHING! Plus, handwashing is one of the most powerful ways to prevent the spread of communicable disease. And did you know, hand washing absolves the mind of guilt and erases doubts about everyday choices? Remember, water alone does not keep the germs away, soap is an integral part of the process too. Find out more in the ‘Zen Of Handwashing’ and how you can participate in Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
Episode 22: Use Soap
Check out the facts
- Proper handwashing could cut deaths from diarrhea almost in half. (Source: Global Handwashing Day: A Planner’s Guide )
- The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW)
- What is Global Handwashing Day?
- The Zen of Handwashing
- “So that’s why Pontius Pilate washed his hands – it can help ease niggling doubts about decisions” (by Fiona Macrae, Mail Online, 6 May 2010)
You’d be surprised how many handwashing dance videos are online. (Well, at least, we were). Here’s one that caught our eye: