Watch your Manners for Good Health

Having good manners both at home and work significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining good health, according to recent research on positive habits. A study conducted by Dettol in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine revealed that individuals with good manners tend to exhibit better hygiene practices.

The study, which encompassed participants across various age groups, focused on behaviors related to food and hand hygiene. Results indicated that older individuals exhibit greater concern for their health and display better manners compared to younger generations. Additionally, the study compared hygiene habits among homemakers, office workers, and students, concluding that homemakers generally maintain the highest level of hygiene. Furthermore, women were found to uphold better hygiene practices than men.

Furthermore, the research highlighted the correlation between improved hygiene and overall health. Individuals with good manners were found to have significantly lower rates of colds, diarrhea, and other infectious diseases. Professor John Oxford, chairman of the Hygiene Council and a virology professor at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, emphasized the role of good manners in breaking the chain of infection. He stressed the importance of individuals recognizing the impact of their behavior on both their own health and that of others.

Professor Oxford emphasized the power of simple hygiene measures, such as handwashing, in combating infectious diseases. The findings of this research underscore the importance of adopting good manners not only as a matter of etiquette but also as a means of safeguarding against infectious diseases and promoting overall well-being.