Belmont, Perth,

First Aid Friday - Avoid catching a cold

Don't catch a coldWinter is the peak time for getting sick and being stuck with a cold.

One way to reduce catching a cold is to wash your hands!

While we all know how to wash our hands, they key is to make sure you do it for the right length of time.

The The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne suggests you wash your hands for 30 seconds or for two renditions of 'Happy Birthday'.

Whether it's out loud or in your head is entirely up to you!

This ensures that all surface areas of your hands have been covered efficiently.

If you utilise this method you'll hopefully lessen your risk of having to deal with the sniffles throughout the cold season!