Now that it is summer time and families are spending more time outside, I wanted to make sure that everyone has the essential knowledge of how to stay healthy during this time. The summer is the best time to get the Vitamin D our bodies so desperately need.
Unfortunately, many people block the absorption of that Vitamin D with dangerous sun screens. They do this in fear of cancer from sunburn. This is a valid concern due to the fact than more than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
Why Is Skin Cancer Still On The Rise?
Despite greater awareness and sunscreen use being higher than ever, skin cancer is still on the rise. This fact has led to multiple studies, which indicate that the wrong type of sunscreen may be doing more harm than good. To be safe there are a few ingredients you want to avoid:
- oxybenzone (as well as pretty much anything ending in –one)
- retinyl palminate.
All of these ingredients have been linked to cell damage, free radicals and cancer. What is the alternative you may ask?
The answer is simple, use more natural mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide. Not only does zinc oxide provide complete UVA & UVB coverage; it also has anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. As always, safety for you and your family comes down to choices, checking the ingredients in anything that goes in and on your body is always a first step.Summer Safety: Learn How to Avoid Skin Cancer and Sunburn Click To Tweet
What Is The Safest Time To Be In The Sun?
Another important factor with sun exposure is knowing when to go out in the sun. The most dangerous rays of the sun are early in the morning and late in the day, if you can avoid those times you will be less likely to be sun burnt and will be healthier as a result.
A simple 20-30 minutes in the sun each day will allow you to get the essential levels of Vitamin D the body needs to be healthy. During that daily time in the sun that is the perfect time to get your Max T3 workout in for the day!
The Benefits of Summer Sun Combined With Healthy Exercise
Fitness is not just important- it is essential. Exercise is necessary to ensure proper function of the entire body and pivotal to reversing disease and aging. When it comes to exercising there is still some confusion, so I wanted to help clear that up for everyone. Many people exercise to lose weight, for which nothing has proven to be more effective than high intensity, short-duration Max T3 workouts. You can get started at home in just minutes per day with the Max T3 video.
Remember, health is a journey, not a destination. Failure is not an option!
According to Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, there are 31 reasons why people fail. I’d like to share with you #6, Cause of Ill health.
No person may enjoy outstanding success without good health. Many of the causes of ill health are subject to MASTERY and CONTROL.
- Overeating of foods not conducive to health
- Wrong habits of thought; giving expression to negatives
- Wrong use of, and over indulgences of sex
- Lack of proper physical exercise
- An inadequate supply of fresh air, due to improper breathing
Live Life To Your Fullest Potential
Reading through, I realized more and more how critical the 5 Essentials REALLY are to health. To the unaware person, health and fitness may appear to be about vanity and looking good to impress. Deep down, it is so much more: health and fitness are about ENSURING you live out your FULLEST human potential to PURSUE HAPPINESS (powerful huh?)
At the end of the day, all you have is your body and as a direct result, the physical manifestations of your THOUGHTS… ALL YOU HAVE IS YOUR HEALTH! We are here for lifetime family wellness, let us know what we can do to serve you and your family better.
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