Winter sun protection.
Winter doesn't necessarily signal a break from sun exposure, especially for those who exercise outdoors. UV rays penetrate clouds and overcast skies, and reflect off water, cement, sand, and snow. Mid-day rays are always the strongest, no matter what time of year. Some of the most common sites of skin cancer lesions are the areas of the body that endure year round exposure, such as the hands, face, ears, and the left arm of drivers.
So even in the dead of winter make a healthy habit of using sunscreen on your hands and face, wear a hat with a brim, and use sunglasses. Remember that you'll get the added benefit of remaining unwrinkled way beyond your tan-loving counterparts. For more information, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site at wwn.cdc.gov/ChooseYourCover.
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|Publication:||Running & FitNews|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 1999|
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