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Protecting Your Health When Spending More Time Out Of Doors

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

The results are in! They state that spending time outside and away from our stuffy office desks is good for both our bodies and our minds. However, it’s not all good news as there are also risks that we must account for as well. Happily, you can find out what these are, and so minimize them by reading the post below. 

Sunburn 

One of the most significant issues concerning spending time out of doors is the risk of sunburn from UVA and UVA rays. In fact, due to the link to cancer, many people are reticent to spend more time out of doors at all.  Especially if it’s in locations where the sun beats down relentlessly. 

However, what it is important to remember here is that getting enough sun safely can actually be good for. After all, it is exposure to sunlight that helps to stimulate the production of Vitamin D. Something essential for health and well being. 

Protecting Your Health When Spending More Time Out Of Doors

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To that end, investing in the right types of sunscreen for your skin is essential, as this can allow you to spend time out of doors while minimizing the risk of burning. 

Of course, there are two things to beware of here. First is the factor number. With 50 being the highest and most suitable for those will pale, sensitive skin, that will be out in the sun for long periods. 

Additionally, something that can make a big difference with sunscreen is how it is applied. For example, sunscreen wipes are convenient for those people that are on the go. Whole those planning on spending the entire day outside may be best off choosing a single application sunscreen. Although they will have to wait for the recommended time, around 40 minutes before they can go outside to swim or do water sports. 

Insect bites 

Another hazard that you can be exposed to when spending more time out of doors are insect bites. Unfortunately, while you can use repellent, to reduce the risk of being bitten, there are often so many insects around that it has little effect. 

The good news, however, is that even if you do get bitten, you don’t have to live with the annoying, unquenchable itch that they leave behind. In fact, if you can get your hands on products like this insect bite cream, it’s possible to continue enjoying your outdoor time as normal. Instead of having to stop on your hike or canoeing trip every five minutes to scratch. 

Pollution 

Most of us think about getting more time out of doors as a healthy option. One where we will have access to fresh air. Of course, this isn’t necessarily the case as not everyone lives in rural areas where the air is clean. 

In fact, those of us that want to spend more time out of doors that live in the city are quite likely to be exposed to increased pollutants in the air. These being things that can not only be bad for our lungs but also our skin as well. 

With that in mind, taking precautions against any pollution damage can be wise. Whether that is using special makeup, or even wearing a face mask when running or walking out of doors. 

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