Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sun Protection

As the summer approaches and more people head outside for various activities it is important to realize that without protection the sun can be dangerous. Through careful precaution and management it is possable to enjoy outdoor activities safely.

1. Wear sunscreen:
a. Apply a broad spectrum SPF 30 sun block to all exposed areas. The term broad spectrum means that is blocks UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply the sun block every 2 hours.

2. Wear protective clothing:
a. Hats and sunglasses are good examples of clothing that can protect you from the suns rays.

3. Seek shade:
a. The sun is strongest between the hours of 10am and 4pm. During this time it is advisable to seek shade whenever possible.

4. Use caution near water, snow, and sand:
a. These surfaces will reflect the harmful rays and may increase your chances of developing sunburn.

Follow some of these simple steps of sun protection and you can continue to have a great time in the summer sun without repercussions.

For more information on sun protection and the effects of sun on the human body please visit The American Academy of Dermatology’s web site at

For more information, or to schedule a consultation for personal training, feel free to contact us at 518-690-4406 or visit our website at or email us at

William Milhizer, PT, DPT

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