You want to enjoy a warm and clear day by running outdoors. You wear as little clothing as possible because you enjoy the feel of the sun on your skin. Ironically, while your workout is improving your endurance, circulation and muscle tone, the solar rays are destroying your skin, putting you at risk for skin cancer. You can protect the health of both your skin and body by following a few guidelines.
Did you know that the highest incidence of sports-related heat illnesses occur during "fun runs"? Symptoms of heat stress such as dizziness, nausea, and confusion are definitely not fun, and can even be life-threatening...