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Stay Out of the Sun Day! July 3, 2020

 
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Happy Stay Out of the Sun Day!

This day reminds us to protect ourselves from the damaging rays of the sun by staying in the shade.

Everybody loves a sunny day, but in the height of summer it’s easy to get dehydrated, sunburnt, and worse. Stay Out Of The Sun Day is about looking after yourself by taking a day away from the sun and finding some nice, relaxing shade – and if you are out and about, make sure you’ve got sun cream, plenty of water and some shade!



https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stay-out-of-the-sun-day/

Do you have some fun activities that you do in the shade?

Sit in the shade of an umbrella:




Sit in the shade of a canopy:




Go on a picnic:




Wade in a shady creek:




Let the kids find some shade loving bugs:


 
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This is so important! My approach is to double up with hats and sunscreen, avoid the hottest hours, seek shade whenever possible, and take breaks. And I've just planted a small forest, so that will help out so much in years to come--for now they're just a foot or two tall :)
 
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Hmmm, I don't know... a healthy, clean body thrives with sun. We should have a minimum of 20 minutes exposure to sun on a daily basis to get our Vitamin D needs. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin with good reason. With the large amount of people with Vitamin D deficiencies, and the sun providing the impetus to cause Vit. D in our bodies, a source that is both free and causing the best Vitamin D uptake for us, I don't think we should make sunshine our enemy, but perhaps take a look at our diet if we are not able to tolerate sun very well. With a cleaned up body (internally), daily sunshine becomes our friend (with reasonable exposure).
 
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Yay!!
I've been living with melanoma for 31 years now, and every day is stay out of the sun day. I also double up as much as possible (even here in winter, today was amazingly sunny and I was driving the car without tinted windows. I would have gotten badly burned just on the 20 minutes it took me to pick up my kid).
A little sun is wonderful, I definitely agree, but I am very, very careful now about any more than a little.
 
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I'm more than a little worried about many of the ingredients in sunscreen, so I try to save it for days when I know I'll get more sun than is safe and use clothing the rest of the time. I totally agree that a little is important for natural Vit D for anyone who hasn't reason to fear the sun. It's like so many things in our lives - common sense and moderation is my goal.
 
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