May 9th Sun Awareness Day
Ah, if you weren’t aware of it… the sun is over your head during the day. Become aware of it! That thing that shines and makes it hot is the sun! Actually sun awareness day is about becoming educated on what the sun can do for you and do to you. The sun can be rewarding, and it can also be dangerous. If you keep yourself aware of the sun and its benefits you can make life all that much better, but when you forget about it you can pay the price for your ignorance.
How to celebrate – Don’t forget your sunscreen. Remember hats and caps to shade your face. Get some vitamin D!
Once again, with summer approaching and the weather better it’s time to get out and get a little sun! The thing is, don’t go out and get too much sun. The UVA and UVB rays the sun hits us with can be dangerous. Over 76,000 cases of skin cancer come up every year and much of it is preventable. The use of sun screen has helped, but covering up helps even more. It’s okay to get some sun and it’s even good for you creating Vitamin D which your body needs. However, most of us go overboard so that we can get that golden tan that seems to make us look healthier. The problem is that while we may look great we may be slowly killing ourselves. So go ahead and get some sun, enjoy the warmth, just protect yourself so you are around long enough to enjoy even more.
How to celebrate – Get your tan from a bottle. Find the sun screen that best suits you. Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your face and neck.