National Stay Out of the Sun Day falls on July 3 each calendar year and encourages us to give our skin a much-needed break from the sweltering heat. Moderate sun exposure will provide you with a healthy, all-natural dose of Vitamin D, but spending too much time basking in the sun speeds up the aging process.
An American airman creates a formula that will later become Coppertone Sunscreen. The average person has about a million things on their to-do list, so why not use this day as an opportunity to knock some of these out? Yay for productivity! You can still stay out of the sun, even whilst being surrounded by it. Take cover underneath the nearest willow tree and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
Headed to the beach? Grab an umbrella to hoist into the sand, throw on your most fashionable floppy hat, and lather yourself in sunscreen with at least 45 SPF. Remember to stay hydrated! Limiting your time in the sun is good for your health, but by opting to exercise instead of subjecting your skin to harmful UV rays, you are participating in an ultimate act of self-care. Give yourself a pat on the back, because you deserve it. The best way to prevent these conditions from occurring is by staying out of the sun.
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The single leading cause of premature skin aging is extended exposure to ultraviolet UV light. In private firms, workers tend to toil from 9am to 7pm with a lunch break of an hour or two at 2pm.
To cater to after-work shoppers, department stores and supermarkets stay open till 10pm. Prime-time television runs until In June the televised election debate among the party leaders finished well past midnight. The upshot is that Spaniards sleep far less than the European average 41 minutes fewer, according to Angel Largo of Arhoe, a group campaigning for more rational hours. This also makes them less productive at work.
His campaign wants Spain to adopt GMT like its Iberian neighbour, Portugal as a means to change habits, with a shorter lunch-break and more conventional working hours.
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It has made progress. But it could only be approved by consensus, he adds. The force of habit is strong. Many Spaniards are happy with their long, convivial evenings.
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