Cow­boy Ted’s Healthy Tips for Kids: Sun safety

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Cow­boy Ted Hal­lisey

Hi kids, this is Cow­boy Ted - of the Cow­boy Ted’s Foun­da­tion for Kids with the Healthy Tip for Kids. To­day’s topic is sun safety. Did you know that when you go out in the sun, there is a risk of get­ting too much sun ex­po­sure and danger­ous ul­tra-vi­o­let rays from the sun?

The sun of­fers us im­por­tant vi­ta­mins for our health, but too much sun can lead to skin prob­lems in­clud­ing skin can­cer. The gen­eral rule is when­ever you are go­ing to be out in the sun for longer than 20 min­utes, you should be sure to pro­tect your skin.

Use sun­screen and wear hats and clothes that will cover your skin and pro­tect you from the sun. Make sure to find a shady area too and spend a good amount of the time in the pro­tec­tion of the shade.

So to keep your­self strong and healthy, try and limit your ex­po­sure to di­rect sun­light and re­mem­ber to pro­tect your skin with cloth­ing, hats and sun­screen.

Don’t for­get that healthy kids are no ac­ci­dent. The sun is good for us in small amounts, but too much sun can lead to a painful sun­burn and pos­si­bly lead to skin can­cer. Surgery is the most popular cure for skin can­cer and that can be painful too.

Keep your­self strong and healthy – be safe in the sun. For more Healthy Tips for Kids, visit my web­site at www.cow­

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