Thinking that you are practicing a pretty healthy lifestyle? You may want to think again. Some trivial things that you do every day you are in contact with millions microbes.

While it is impossible to avoid some of these daily activities, here are 11 reasons why you should wash your hands well and often.

HANDLE MONEY

Money is one of the grossest things you will touch all day. Yes, indeed. It’s really not that surprising if you think of where it has been and how many hands it has touched.

Research has shown that a quarter usually contains more germs than a toilet seat. Don’t refuse to touch money, and don’t try to put your bills through the wash, but try to wash your hands more.

USE A CARD READER

Well just use your card if money is germy. Oopss!! No sorry, the card reader is a vacation spot for germs, as they are very rarely cleaned. As soon as you key in your pin you have to reach out for some hand sanitizer.

DRINK FROM A CAN

Think about a can of Coke and the journey it has gone through to get in your hands. From the factory, to trucks, to the store, a can has to undergo a lot before it comes to you. To avoid nasty germs, on the can simply drink from a straw. And there problem solved.

FOLLOW THE FIVE-SECOND RULE

Germs don’t play fair. They do not follow the five-second rule. It is true there are fewer microbes in a piece of food on this earth for five seconds instead of ten, but there are still a lot of germs.

USE YOUR PHONE

When was the last time you clean out your case or down on the screen? Yes, this is probably once. The phone goes everywhere you do and attract a fool to bacteria and germs.

Go grab an antibacterial wipe, as of now.

LOVE ON YOUR PETS

Dogs and cats are fabulous to have around, but that does not mean they are clean animals. Dogs are known as butt lovers and cats aren’t much better. If you own a furry friend you definitely need to give them bath once a week

BRUSH YOUR TEETH

Is your toothbrush kept uncovered? If yes then, you should throw it as it’s in the same room as the toilet and grab a new one. One simple thing you can do is put your toothbrush in a plastic bag which can save you a few sick days.

USE YOUR COMPUTER

Like your phone, you use your computer a lot and probably rarely thought about cleaning it. It’s a good practice to invest and get some antibacterial wipes to get rid of all those pesky built up germs.

RIDE AN ESCALATOR

So you know how an escalator handrail always seems a little sticky? It’s gross. While riding an escalator it may be safe to hold the handrails, but it’s a good way to come in contact with millions of germs.

FUEL UP YOUR CAR

One of the grossest things you touch is the gas pump. Whether people sweat more because of the price of gas or because it’s usually the first stop after the truck-stop bathroom, you need to carry a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready.