Summer Adventure the Smart Way
We all know that the more we move, the better our chances are for fighting obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other life threatening illnesses. Yet obesity rates remain high, and more than 30% of our children are still overweight or even obese.
Meanwhile, incidences of skin cancer and deadly melanoma are on the rise, particularly in young adults. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. Missy Kane and Thompson Cancer Survival Center are teaming up to help East Tennesseans have a summer that’s fit, fun, and safe.
Summer Adventure Safety Tips
- Apply sunscreen before you head outdoors
- Wear a hat to protect your scalp
- Wear loose long pants and shirt if allergic to poison ivy
- Check for ticks after being outdoors
- Drink while you exercise to stay hydrated
- Exercise 30-60 minutes at least 5 days per week
- Eat more fresh veggies and fruits
- Pick shady trails and avoid the midday sun. (Reminder: Teenage Fit and Fun w/ Missy Kane airs at 1:30 p.m. weekdays on PBS )
- Enjoy new fit destinations like Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness
- Check out outdoorknoxville.com for great outdoor fun!