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4 Tips To Enjoy the Sun Safely

Want to get outside, take advantage of the warm weather and soak up the sun all while circumventing its negative effects? Follow these four tips to enjoy the sun safely.

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Though too much sun can be dangerous, enjoying the warmer weather can be beneficial to your health if you go about it safely. The trick is to have fun in the sun without soaking up its harmful UV rays. Read on to find out how.

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Limit Sun Exposure

The summer season is short here in Canada so it’s no wonder everyone wants to enjoy the great outdoors when the harsh winter comes to an end. If sunlight brightens your mood, go ahead and enjoy it – just do it carefully. Spend no more than 30 to 60 minutes in the sun per day. That way you can get a healthy dose of Vitamin D without causing potentially serious damage.

 

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Avoid the Sun During Peak Hours

In summertime, the days run quite long. Instead of going outside between 10 and 3, head out in the late afternoon. You can still enjoy the benefits of the sun, which is known to help those suffering from depression, without exposing your skin to the harmful UV rays emitted during peak hours.

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Wear Sunblock

Anytime you go out in the sun you should apply sunblock from head to toe. This way, your skin will be protected from UVA and UVB rays. Remember to limit your time in the sun and reapply your sunblock as recommended on the bottle.

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Cover Up

Playing various activities out in the sunshine is a great feeling. If you or your children want to make the most of the warm weather, cover up before you head out. Wear a hat and breathable clothing that covers your shoulders, chest, stomach and other sun-sensitive areas.