Staying safe while having fun in the sun

Graphic: Athlete training tips

With summer upon us, it’s important to talk about sun safety and the steps you need to take to protect yourself from the sun!

  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher whenever you spend extended periods of time outdoors.
  • Be aware that the sun is strong even on cloudy days.
  • Apply sunscreen liberally and evenly to all exposed skin.
  • Be sure to cover often-missed spots: the lips, ears, around the eyes, neck, scalp, hands, and the underside of chin

Check out this video by Global Health Messenger Nyasha Derere, Health Messenger from Special Olympics Zimbabwe to learn even more about practicing sun safety. 

No air conditioning? No problem! SOBC – Trail athlete Jake Miller has you covered with this at-home-hack: