TOP 3 SURPRISING CAIRNS SUMMER HEALTH TIPS
Unexpected Health Tips to suit summertime in Cairns
NUMBER 3: USE SUNSCREEN AS AN ANTI-AGING TREATMENT – Sunscreen not only helps to prevent skin cancer, it also acts as an “anti-aging” treatment. Australian researchers followed more than 900 participants over four years to quantify sunscreen’s anti-aging properties, with those who used sunscreen daily being “24% less likely to show increased signs of aging”.
NUMBER 2: USE SUNGLASSES TO AVOID SPORTS INJURIES – Sunglasses with UVA protection can protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. Many people don’t understand the extent of damage that is done to the eye from overexposure to the sun. Fishing, a popular Cairns past time, is in fact credited with being the number one cause of “sports-related eye injuries”.
NUMBER 1: GET UV-B RADIATION EXPOSURE FROM THE SUN – Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required primarily to maintain healthy bones and strong muscles in people. With some question marks being raised over Vitamin D supplement effectiveness, it is important to note that Cancer.org.au advise that the “best source of vitamin D is UV-B radiation from the sun”. This being said, it is important to understand that children are especially susceptible to sun damage and babies under 6 months old should be kept out of direct sunlight altogether.
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