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Essential Hot Weather Running Tips

Some people loathe running in the hottest months of the year. For those springtime, fall and winter running enthusiasts, it might seem like a chore to survive a run during the searing summer heat. However, there are steps you can take to mitigate the sun exposure and make summer running an enjoyable experience.

Continue reading to learn all the essential tips you need to make summer running a successful venture.

Plan Your Run for Cooler Times in the Day

During the scorching summer months, it makes little sense to run at the hottest times of the day. Skip the afternoon run, and opt for an early morning run instead. Typically, running just before sunrise is the ideal time to get in a workout at the coolest part of the day.

Not only will this help you beat the summer heat, but you will also enjoy a surge of energy that carries you through the rest of your day.

Dress for Warm-Weather Running Success

To survive warm-weather months, you need to gear up appropriately. Wear light-colored, breathable clothing that gives your body and skin plenty of room. Couple your running attire with a hat that will keep your face shielded from UV rays and keep you cool at the same time.

Posted 8/22/2015  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 1 comments   7,720 views
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8 Things Your Dermatologist Won't Tell You

You know you should slather on the SPF and avoid the tanning bed. But when it comes to acne, aging and all things skin-related, there's a lot more your dermatologist knows than can be discussed in a typical appointment. Keep reading for a handful of topics your doc might fail to mention.
Posted 10/15/2012  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 5 comments   240,125 views
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Tips for a Skin Safe Summer

Summer provides a perfect opportunity to get a healthy dose of the sunshine vitamin that many of us need. At the same time, we are mindful of the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays we have heard so much about over the years. We look for tips that make applying sunscreen easier and more fun for kids while not always wearing it ourselves.  
Last summer the FDA unveiled new rules related to sunscreen claims to help reduce consumer confusion about UV protection and claims related to being waterproof or sweatproof. The new rules would have gone into effect June 17, 2012 were it not for an FDA issued delay last month that provided a six-month extension.
With all the confusion regarding when and how the guidelines will change, it can be difficult to know how to protect your skin against the sun at the beach or during outdoor workouts. Here are some useful tips to help you have a skin safe summer.
Posted 6/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 10 comments   10,857 views
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Secrets to Super Summer Skin

Summer is near, which means many of you will be wearing shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, and other clothing that exposes more skin. Some of you may already be doing this as many areas in the U.S. are already experiencing very warm weather. Exposing more skin, especially in the sun, can be really hard on your skin and create some issues that you may not think of at the time of exposure.
Posted 5/31/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Denise Tausig : 8 comments   9,377 views
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Study: Teens Don't Care about Sun's Effects

It’s hard to explain to a 5 and 3-year old why it’s important to coat their bodies in greasy sunscreen when we go outside. They can’t quite understand the concept of cancer and skin damage, so sometimes it’s a battle to get them covered.  Especially when we’re outside a lot in the summer, I use sunscreen as much as possible (although I do give them a little time without it just so they get their daily dose of Vitamin D).  I also encourage them to wear hats because I don’t think you can be too careful when it comes to the sun. 
Posted 2/24/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 28 comments   10,807 views
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