Exercising in the Heat
Sun-Proof Your Summer Workout
Don’t spoil the disease-fighting, mood-boosting benefits of outdoor exercise with a carefree attitude about sun damage and dehydration. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, five or more sunburns (over the course of a lifetime, not a single summer) double your risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Shield yourself from damaging UV rays—and ward off sun sickness—with these nine sun safety tips for summer walks, runs, rides, and water workouts.
Plus: The sun can make a healthy activity riskier than you think. Here's how to avoid the burn.