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Why Sunscreen in Cool Weather?

Even in the autumn and winter months it is important to use sunscreen. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) you are at risk for sun damage. The sun reflection off the snow and water can nearly double the amount of UV rays.
Here are some guidelines from the EPA:
An easy way to tell how much UV exposure you are getting is to look for your shadow:
• If your shadow is taller than you are (in the early morning and late afternoon), your UV exposure is likely to be low.
• If your shadow is shorter than you are (around midday), you are being exposed to high levels of UV radiation. Seek shade and protect your skin and eyes.

The EPA recommends always wearing SPF of 30 or more and applying liberally.

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Cardio Anywhere.. A workout without machines!


Often I hear “It’s so difficult to get to the gym every day. I just don’t have the time.” Here is a workout to do almost anywhere at almost any time! Repeat sequence 3-6 times depending upon your ability. Be sure to use proper form for safety.
Warm up with a 3 minute high knee march
10 Jump Squats (or squats)
10 Pushups
20 Jumping jacks
10 Mountain Climbers
Run in place 1 minute
Rest 30 seconds
Do not begin an exercise program without consulting your physician.