Protecting our skin from overexposure is something we should practice year-round.
Even with overcast weather, 80% of the sun’s UV rays sneak through those pesky clouds. So how do we protect the largest organ in our bodies? Easy! UV radiation is strongest between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Avoid direct sun exposure during that time, or double down on your preventative measures. Wearing an FDA-approved broad-spectrum sunscreen with a skin-protecting factor (SPF) of 15 or higher will ensure you are protected against both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreens come in a multitude of application formats (sticks, sprays, lotions, gels, etc.), and even lightweight moisturizers so you can work them into your daily routine. Sunglasses are also your friend! For maximum eye safety, wear lenses that state 100% UV Protection or UV400 Rating on the label. And lastly, staying in the shade, covering sun-exposed skin with clothing, wearing wide-brimmed hats, and reapplying your sunscreen every 2 hours are great practices to get into the habit of.
Thanks for tuning in friends! Jägermeister and The Healthtender are back with another movement challenge this month, and because strong cores are vital for the bartending body, I thought we could rock out with Bird Dogs. Complete 60 seconds of a Bird Dog variation that works for your body, take a time-lapse video or post-push sweaty selfie, tag @thehealthtender, and use the hashtag #jmbehindtheshot. Head on over to my Instagram, @thehealthtender, for demos and more details.
Have a very balanced day!
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