March 14 - Sun Safety

Helpful Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun!
 

  1. Use SPF sun protection of at least 30.
  2. Prevent skin burning w/ protective clothing/hats, sit strategically to avoid high sun when watching.
  3. Avoid high UV sun times of 11-4pm
  4. Be aware that sweating exacerbates the effects of the sun
  5. Be aware that fatigue may make you immunosuppressed
  6. Be aware of your family history
  7. Be vigilant with skin checks
  8. Make sunscreen available for athletes, coaches and ATs

For additional resources of skin protection visit:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/29176.php
http://www.skincancer.org/healthy-lifestyle/outdoor-activities/sun-safet...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18280899