Waking up to the sun shining brings happiness to me and an eagerness to soak up as much of the sun’s rays as possible. Now that Spring has arrived, I’m sure bright sunshiny days are in my future. When the weather is nice it provides the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Although I spend a great deal of time outside, I am aware of the fact that I need to protect myself against too much sun exposure.
Did you know that as little as 15 minutes of unprotected ultraviolet UV exposure can be harmful to your body? Eye damage, premature wrinkles, and sun burns are results of overexposure to the sun. If you experience just one bad sunburn as a child it doubles your risk of skin cancer later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year nearly 5 million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer. The American Cancer Society identifies Ultraviolet rays, from the sun and/or tanning beds, as the #1 cause of skin cancer. Continue reading “Sunny Days”