How to clean a bottle to avoid mold and germs

Reusable bottles have the advantage that they help us limit plastic consumption, but they need to be thoroughly washed so that no germs and mold accumulate that could pose a potential health risk.According to experts, cleaning the bottles after each use is best, as they tend to accumulate a lot of germs. Especially because all warm and humid places provide an ideal environment for mold formation.Some bottles can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but you can also wash them by hand. Let’s find out how.Reusable bottles have the advantage of…

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10,000 steps a day: Is that vital?

It should be 10,000 steps a day – the recommendation is too much for many working people. The good news is that you can spice up your daily routine with a few tricks to make your health happy. 5 tips for more exercise in everyday lifeCounting steps is the order of the day: 10,000 steps per day is recommended. That corresponds to six to eight kilometres. However, frustration quickly sets in when you don’t get your step count after a hard day at the office. The good news is that…

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“Uninstall immediately”: 5 apps are secretly spying on you

The Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store occasionally contain dangerous apps that can cause serious problems for users. These include the following apps, which you should delete:. They can be dangerous in many different ways.If you find a dodgy app on your mobile phone, deleting it is always a good idea. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can feel a little safer, as Apple checks the apps in its App Store very thoroughly and ensures that potentially risky apps don’t get in. On the other hand, Android…

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Situational winter tyre obligation ends in Austria on 15 April

As every year, the situational winter tyre requirement ends on 15 April 2024. The ÖAMTC explained in a press release on Wednesday what needs to be observed this year too. However, the ÖAMTC advises not to rely solely on the specified date, as April is known for its sudden changes in weather. It is, therefore, advisable to monitor the current weather situation. Other safety aspects to bear in mindSummer and winter tyres should only be used in the corresponding season, as otherwise there will be significant safety restrictions in traffic.…

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Saharan dust sticks to cars: How to clean your vehicle properly

Saharan dust clouded the skies over Carinthia and East Tyrol for days. On Wednesday night, however, it rained in several regions and washed the dust out of the air. However, the consequences were particularly unpleasant for car drivers: the dust and rain mixture deposited an unsightly, sticky layer on the paintwork of many vehicles. To avoid damage to the paintwork, a thorough car wash is now important, says ÖAMTC technician Florian Merker: “Pollen and Saharan dust can also clog the cabin air filter. You should have it replaced regularly anyway.”The…

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Summer tyres now? Five tips for changing tyres

Winter tyres are still mandatory until April 15, but if you don’t find yourself in winter driving conditions, you can change your tyres to summer tyres at any time. Or change them yourself if the stored tyres are still good. We explain what you need to keep in mind here. It looks so simple, but you can do many things wrong when changing tyres, which can lead to problems, warns the expert organisation GTÜ. The correct torque and sequence are crucial. And under no circumstances should you spray Caramba, WD40…

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Saharan dust is on its way to Europe again

The mild southerly current will bring Saharan dust to Europe again over the next few days. According to the current forecast, however, this will not be as strong in Austria as last weekend, and the highest concentrations of the dust cloud will move over Spain, France, and Germany on Sunday. warm air combination is “unusual,” according to meteorologistsThe meteorologist, climate researcher, and activist Helga Kromp-Kolb described this weekend’s possible or probable earliest heat day, 30 degrees in a calendar year in Austria, as quite “unusual” in a statement to the…

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Going for a walk: not only physically beneficial but also mentally invigorating

Walking is often underestimated, but it is one of the healthiest and most accessible forms of exercise. According to an article on ZEIT Online that highlights the benefits of walking, this activity is not only physically beneficial but also mentally invigorating and offers the opportunity to socialise while walking.Otmar Weiß, head of the university course for psychomotor skills at the University of Vienna, emphasises that walking has an optimal effect on all three levels of well-being – physical, mental and social. At a time when fitness is often equated with…

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Experts reveal: There’s a reason you shouldn’t shower for longer than 15 minutes

Did you know that showering for longer than 15 minutes is not only harmful to the planet but can also damage your skin? This article shows how our daily showering behaviour affects the environment and skin health. Aside from the hygienic aspect, the shower is a moment of true relaxation for many. Many of us spend long minutes in the shower, harming our skin. In this article, we tell you more about how long you should shower and how long you shouldn’t exceed. Effects on the skin: what dermatologists sayExcessive…

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