Today's Daily Challenge Monday Apr. 21, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Instead of hand cream, apply sunscreen to the backs of your hands to protect them from the sun.
How to do it
Today, trade in your usual hand cream for a tube of sunscreen and apply it to the backs of your hands and in between your fingers. If you don't normally wear hand cream, give sunscreen a shot as a way to protect and care for your hands.
Why it matters
Sun exposure causes the majority of skin cancer. Though many of us remember to shield our faces from the sun, other areas, like hands, are neglected. The backs of our hands are exposed to the sun year-round. Keep your hands out of harm's way by staying on top of sunscreen application.
In India and the Arab world, women have long used henna to "tattoo" hands and feet on special occasions. It's said that women whose hands were decorated for weddings or childbirth had a few weeks off from housework to bond with their new husband or baby.
- Susan M.GrowingLevel 283
People that conscientiously slather on sunscreen to protect themselves from skin cancer may inadvertantly increase their risk of it. Sunscreens are made of chemicals absorbed into the skin that contribute to toxic overload & can be carcinogenic. It is far better to use hats & clothing to screen you from the sun, or to use products that contain inert substances like titanium dioxide & zinc ...see more
- Christoffer G.Flourishing
At home we do not need it; my wife, our kids, and myself are blessed with darker southern European skin. So in Denmark it is not necessary to wear on a regular basis. Only if we spend a lot of time outdoor in the weekends.
But when we go on vacation we always remember sunscreen, and lots of it!
- Maryann R.Flourishing
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