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Staying safe in the heat



Summer is in full swing! Kids are out of school, the sun is blazing hot and people are having fun outdoors. 

However, people tend to overlook the danger that the outdoors can bring. Skin cancer is becoming one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is the most prominent form of cancer in young adults ages 18 - 30 years old. 

So how can you prevent and protect yourself from harmful UV rays? 
1. Sunscreen

Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Nothing protects your body more than sunscreen. The key is applying once every hour. 

2. UV protective gear 

Sunglasses, long sleeve shirts and long pants protect the body from the sun's rays. Getting UV protective gear, like glasses, hats and scarfs also help with overall protection. 


3. Not going out during the peak of the day

The sun's rays are most powerful during the middle of the day. Going out in the morning or later in the afternoon is not only cooler but healthier too!


4. Not spending a lot of time out

It's recommended to spend less than 2 hours at a time outside. By limiting your outdoor activities to short bursts helps your skin recover and stay healthy.

 

Enjoy YOUR outdoors and stay safe!