THE SUMMER SUN IS STILL POTENT, even though the number of weeks that remain in which to take vacation are dwindling. Renee Cherry reminds outdoor exercise enthusiasts that they may not be adequately protecting an important body area when it comes to avoiding harmful sun exposure.
In Cherry’s article for SHAPE.com, ”People Are Forgetting to Apply Sunscreen On A Very Important Part of Their Body,” it’s pointed out that the area surrounding the eyes may not receive enough attention. The article is short but presents a strong argument for not only applying lotion to the eyelids and skin surrounding the eye but for covering up with sunglasses and hats with visors.
In the summer months, the sun rises early. Many morning runners may experience a good dose of sunlight when it is low in the sky and shining directly into the face. Sunglasses will help block those rays. Later in the day, when the sun is high, a substantial visor will offer the best protection.
Enjoy the sunshine, but take care to shield sensitive skin.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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