With the Fourth of July well behind us, we really are in the thick of summertime. That means you’re likely spending more time outside, in the sun. For the most part, that is a really good thing. Being outside is so good for our physical and emotional health, but it isn’t without its risks. That is why it important to be sun-smart and safe when out in the sun!
Prolonged sun exposure damages our skin, increasing the risk for sunburn, thereby increasing our risk for skin cancer. But being in the sun can help boost our moods, and also helps the body produce Vitamin D. So how do we get the best of both worlds? How do we spend time outside reaping the benefits while minimizing the risks? [Read more…]