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Health & Wellness

This is the Sunsafe Rx Health & Wellness blog. We focus on topics related to living an active, enjoyable life. Our goal is to share with you news, facts, and tips for your health and wellness.

The Effects Of Ozone Depletion On Your Skin And Eyes

Ozone layer depletion increases skin and eye damage from the sun

There are many complicated implications of climate change, but one consequence that has been indisputably measured is the depletion of the ozone layer: the part of the atmosphere that protects us from cosmic radiation. You can argue about what exactly caused it, but not that it has happened. The depletion of the ozone layer has […]

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17 Myths About Sun Exposure

Couple on beach getting sun exposure

The sun emits radiation—in the form of electromagnetic rays—which reaches you here on earth. While the visible part of this spectrum lights up your world, other parts of the spectrum including ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) have varying effects. UVB rays cause you to tan and burn, and also stimulate the production of […]

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What Is Polypodium Leucotomos?

Polypodium Leucotomos

Polypodium leucotomos (PL) is a tropical fern plant native to Central America and parts of South America. It grows in the rain forest and has a long history of use as an herbal medicine ingested for a variety of ailments by the indigenous people of Honduras. The Mayans even drank it as a tea. Historically, […]

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17 Skin Care Tips For Cold Weather

Skin on woman's face in cold weather

Cold winter weather can be harsh to your skin. Cold air, wind, and low humidity outdoors dry your skin out. Similarly, warm and dry air indoors steals moisture from your skin. Without the proper care, dry skin can lead to redness, itchiness, chapping, and cracking, and even other skin conditions such as eczema and acne. […]

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How Many Calories Are You Burning?

Stationary Bicycle Group Fitness Class With Women And Men

Have you ever wondering how many calories you are burning while exercising, playing sports, or working? The following charts show the estimated length of time it would take to burn 100 calories for different activities and exercises. Calories expended are estimates based on the weight of the individual performing the exercise. These numbers can be used for both women and men, but of course will vary by…

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