Lets Talk Sun Safety
Since the majority of our classes take place outdoors, we believe it is important to discuss sun safety with you. While untrabiolet (UV) ratiation has certain benefits, such as treating some skin conditions and getting vitamin D into our bodies, it also carries some risks, when our bodies are overexposed to UV. As such, we are sharing some tips and resources here that we hope you will find helpful.
- wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-breamed hats from natural breathable fibers
Mind the Clock, Watch the Shadow
- the sun and heat are the strongest between 11am and 4pm. When your shadow is shorter than you, it leans the sun is very strong. Pick places with plenty of shade for your outdoor activities during these hours
-despite all of the negative publicity, sunscreens are helpful. But read the ingredients. Use the ones that contain no chemicals or harmful ingredients.
- and plenty of it, even before you feel thirsty. Dehydration is dangerous and thirst is not always a very precise indicator of when the fluid levels are low, sometimes you need to be proactive earlier.
Here are some fun activities for kids to raise sun safety awareness
Kids' Printables - Sun Safety