How to Safely Work and Exercise Outdoors in the Sun
If you work outdoors, you may be exposed to high levels of UV radiation on a daily basis. On average, outdoor workers like construction crews, police, life guards, and postal workers in Australia receive between five to ten times more UV radiation than people who spend their workday indoors. When people aren’t working outdoors, they’re taking advantage of the gorgeous summer weather by going out to exercise, and this increases their exposure to the sun. There are several things both exercise enthusiasts and outdoor workers can do to protect themselves. Taking steps to prevent skin cancer is always a better option to having to deal with the disease if it develops.
Protecting Yourself From UV Radiation Exposure
If you work or exercise outdoors under the Australian sun, take steps to protect yourself. Keep yourself hydrated, use sun protection, take your breaks in the shade, and work around the hottest parts of the day. All of these things reduce your exposure to UV radiation and help you stay healthy whilst outdoors. This can help to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer later in your life. However, if you suspect any sun damaged spots on your skin, it is a good idea to get a skin check. My Skin Centre is a skin cancer clinic with nine convenient locations throughout the Perth and South West area, and they’d be happy to set up an appointment for you to check any problem areas.
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