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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

The benefits of hand sanitizer when travelling

Whether you are travelling by train to the English seaside or by plane to a remote location in Italy, keeping a bottle (or two) of hand sanitiser in your bag will be the best decision you’ll make. This will guarantee that you can easily clean your hands after touching germ hot-spots, such as door handles, lift buttons, tray tables and escalator handrails.

The benefits of hand sanitizer when travelling - demonstration of how to wash your hands with sanitizer

As Ocean Free, hand sanitizer manufacturer, mentions on their website hand sanitiser kills 99.999% of bacteria and are also effective against viruses and germs. They supply travel-size hand sanitizer, as well as larger bottles to keep at home, in the office or to refill your portable hand sanitizer bottles.

One thing to keep in mind is that for hand sanitiser to be effective, you will have to use it properly. The FDA recommends rubbing “hand sanitizer all over your hands, making sure to get between your fingers and on the back of your hands.” Also, remember not to wipe or rinse off the hand sanitizer before it is dry. 

When travelling, water and soap are not available, thus hand sanitizer is the perfect solution to keep good hand hygiene on-the-go. Plus, hand sanitizers come in an array of sizes, are lightweight and convenient, so you can keep one in your purse, in your pocket and another in your suitcase. 

As this article on Sparkles and Stretchmarks says, “By killing any viruses, germs and bacteria that might be on your hands, the regular use of hand sanitiser will reduce your chances of being getting sick and will also reduce the spread of said viruses, germs and bacteria.” So, by using hand sanitiser you will be reducing infection and the spread of disease.

This article was written by Carolina Neves, lead copywriter at ecommerce growth agency Ad Lab