Live SunSmart Advice
Cancer is recognized worldwide to be a major health problem affecting millions of people each year. More than 1 million people in the United States alone get cancer each year, and as of 2009, a total of 562,340 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in the United States yearly.
Being outdoors is good for kids. Just make sure they are being sun safe!
Everyone seems to be talking about zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, but are they buzzwords or something you actually need?
Unprotected sun exposure, family history and skin type can all lead to an increased chance of getting skin cancer.
Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fruits, and vegetables all contribute to fighting free radicals, which lowers your risk of cancerous cell growth. So, drink and eat up
A visual look at the difference between melanoma, basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer.
Whether you are going to the beach, on a tropical vacation or simply running errands, having a supply of sun safe products on hand is a must. Shopping for sun safe products is not hard; you just need to know what to look for and for that reason, we have created a sun safe shopping list just for you!
Just like your skin, hair is easily damaged by the sun. Protect your hair’s natural beauty with these five simple tips.
Life can be cruel. You finally decide to make a commitment to your health by wearing sunscreen daily and then you show up to the sunscreen aisle and are completely overwhelmed. UVA, UVB? What?
Athletes spend many hours in the mid-day sun, which is a major risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Whether on the slopes, in the water, on the track, or on the field, outdoor athletes receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons.
As you can imagine, the Live SunSmart team spends a lot of time researching sun safety and during our research we often come across websites that are sharing incorrect information regarding skin cancer prevention. We see it as our job to keep you informed on all things sun safety, so we compiled a list of the top sun protection myths and debunked them for you.
The following are sun protection tips that will keep your training schedule on track and reduce your risk for skin cancer.
The purpose of Team SunSmart is to get the whole team involved in making positive, SunSmart decisions by educating student athletes about the damaging effects of too much sun exposure.
Let’s be honest, health is not always the best motivation. Yes, living SunSmart will help prevent skin cancer, but there are tangible benefits, as well. A recent study has proven that regular sunscreen use protects against aging; vanity can be a great motivator.