I spent the weekend in San Diego soaking up the sun, eating good food, and watching a baseball game. It was a great weekend and just what I needed. Mariam and I hadn’t been on a vacation all year and it was definitely time to take a break from the real world. The first day we were there, we hung out by the pool and read some books we brought. I got sunburned, not too bad, but enough to make my skin feel pretty hot in direct sunlight. The next morning the first thing we did was buy sunscreen. I’m not so sure that was a good idea.
I came across an article today about some health concerns related to sunscreen. Some of the stuff is pretty scary. A study of people who use sunscreen regularly, concluded that 97% of them have some of the chemicals in their blood. Those chemicals have more links to cancer than the sun itself. Each time you apply sunscreen, up to 10% soaks into your body. Sunscreen blocks the bodies ability to absorb Vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D is essential to your bodies skin health, contributes in regulating appetite, and boosts serotonin levels.
There are some sunscreens that are certainly better than others. It’s best to avoid all the popular brands because they typically contain lots of chemicals. When looking at the label avoid: oxybenzene, Vitamin A, fragrances, high spf, and sprays. Lotion based sunscreens are usually the safest and look for zinc dioxide or titanium dioxide in the ingredients list. Remember your skin is your largest organ, make sure you’re protecting it the right way.
Part A: EMOTM for 12 minutes:
odd - row for cals (15/10)
even - 5 heavy push press
Part B: For time:
*200m run after each round
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