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Tips for outdoor enthusiasts to stay protected from harmful UV radiation

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When the sun is out, we love to get outside and explore! With summer coming our days will be full of chalk drawings on the sidewalk, bike rides, swimming, camping and many other outdoor activities. We make sure to grab a bottle of sunscreen then focus on food, gas and toys for the days adventure. Our mind is on so many things so we have all we need for the day, but what if I told you that the clothing your family is wearing for the day can result in harm? Those UV rays are stubborn and in many fabrics can travel right through them to your skin! Simply throwing any old shirt on them and using sunscreen on the exposed skin is not the correct way to protect and we know know that today! 

Tips for outdoor enthusiasts to stay protected from harmful UV radiation:
  • Wear lightweight moisture wicking sun-protective clothing. T-shirts are NOT adequate protection against UV rays. Along with the UPF 50+ rating in your clothing, it¹s important to wear moisture wicking clothing so you don¹t overheat.
  • wide-brim hat is a must for golfers, walkers and spectators and provides extra coverage to the neck and shoulders, areas that often get more sun exposure. Every inch of hat brim can lower your lifetime risk of skin cancer by 10%. For runners, choose lightweight hats that cover the top of the head and neck.
  • When possible, avoid outdoor activity between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun¹s UV radiation is most intense.
  • Keep sunscreen and a hat in your sports/gym bag so they are always available. Use a golf umbrella for shade when walking or waiting.
  • Remember to reapply your sunscreen every every two hours, or more often if sweating or swimming. Use sport sunscreen so it doesn’t run and irritate your eyes.
  • Wear sunglasses. In addition to protecting eyes from UV exposure, another cancer risk, the right sunglasses offer impact protection, and reduce reflection on the road, field or course.
The tips above are courtesy of Coolibar who makes it their commitment to provide consumers with clothing that safe for the entire family. Perhaps you have seen them-twice -on the Oprah’s Favorite Things list! I am wearing the Cool Quarter Zip Up fitness jacket that is perfect for a cool evening run or to throw on while boating when the sun goes down and the chill sets in. Whether I wear it morning, noon or night, I know I am fully protected underneath from UV rays. as it is rated at UPF 50+. 

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