There are few things more exciting than feeling the warm rays of the sun after the long months of winter. As the days get longer, we are exposed to more sun, which is essential to our overall health and well-being. Ever heard of sun exposure helping the body produce essential vitamin D?
Sounds great, right? The catch is that extended exposure to sun can also be harmful to us. As our skin soaks up the rays, it can lead to skin problems, including wrinkles, brown spots, easy bruising, and overall weakening of the elastic attributes of the skin. Worst of all, sun exposure can increase your risks of skin cancer.
The good news is that it’s never too late to start practicing better habits to keep yourself as safe as possible from the sun! It’s very important to apply sunscreen every day, especially if you’re enjoying an afternoon at the pool here at Shaker Run.