Outdoor Activities are a key part to any healthy lifestyle. Getting outside for even a brief period each day keeps us healthy. Taking the proper steps to prepare yourself before heading outdoors helps to shield your skin from the Sun's harmful UV rays that cause damage and can even lead to skin cancer. Taking a few moments to apply sunscreen and wear sun protective clothing helps keep you sun safe.
Golf: You've Got
Skin in the Game
Sunburn is a major cause of skin cancer, and every hour, golfers can receive up to five times the amount of sun exposure needed to cause sunburn.
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Runners in the Sun
by Cynthia Bartus, MD, and C. William Hanke, MD, MPH
With nearly half a million people finishing a marathon and over one million completing a half-marathon in 2010, distance running has …
Running Into the Sun
Runners take note: A recent study showed that marathon runners are at higher risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Find out why, and what you can do to stay protected.
While you're …
Sun Safety Tips For Sports Enthusiasts
How do you play it safe in the sun? The Skin Cancer Foundation asked several athletes who are uniquely qualified to advise readers - they're also dermatologists!
As skin experts, all of them …
Sports Fans, What's Your Strategy for Spring?
When the warmer weather arrives, baseball rivalries heat up, bringing fans to the bleachers. You may think that cheering on your favorite team is a safe enough pastime, but sitting in …