Mental Health Tip of the Day:
Physical health is an important component of psychological vitality and overall well-being. I’m sure you have heard the old adage, health is wealth. One of the simplest ways that you can maintain your health is protecting the largest organ is your body—your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually.”* Dermatologists agree that is it important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen single every day, rain or shine, to prevent skin cancer and premature aging.
Gone are the days of slathering up with baby oil and laying out in the sun. And indoor tanning beds are NOT safer than sun worshipping outside. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a working group of the World Health Organization, recently declared that tanning beds are one of the most dangerous forms of radiation. Yikes!
Check out The Skin Cancer Foundation for guidelines regarding choosing a sunscreen and important information on skin cancer.
*American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2009. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2009.