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May-Skin Cancer Awareness Month – How To Perform A Self Exam

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than two million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.No matter where you live or how dark your skin is, you [...]

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Lupus Awareness Month - What Is It? - How Can You Reduce Your Risk Of Flare Ups?

This month is Lupus Awareness month, we are dedicated to bring you the information you need to help reduce flare ups so you can live a happy, healthy life! Because you are a unique individual, and Lupus can affect each person differently all information we share with you may or may not work for [...]

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Gear check: What you need to know about the cycling jersey

Normal clothing is fine for casual, short rides, but you should seriously consider wearing a cycling jersey if you plan to race, participate in long tours or ride for serious exercise. Ordinary clothing may flap in the wind. This increase in wind resistance will cause the clothing to chafe your skin, making long rides uncomfortable.Cycling jerseys, on the other [...]

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HOW LONG UNTIL YOU BURN - Check Out Which Skin Type You Are

People with fair skin are more likely to sunburn than are people with dark skin. That's because people with darker skin have more melanin, which offers some protection from sunburn but not from UV-induced skin damage. Skin color is determined by the number, distribution and type of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Dermatologists refer to the degrees of pigmentation [...]

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Sun Tan Myths Exposed – #1 Melanomas form only on sun exposed spots

MYTH: melanomas form only on sun exposed spotsFACT: face, neck, legs & back are the most likely place to develop melanomas however they can also develop on areas that are far less often exposed to the Sun, such as the soles of the feet, palms of the hands or even fingernail beds.Melanoma under a nail. [...]

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3 MORE STATES BAN THE TAN

3 more states have started their New Year’s resolutions have added 10 and banned their New Year’s resolutionsIn the summer of 2013 Illinois, Nevada and Texas voted in legislation to restrict access to indoor tanning salons for minors which take effect this year.According to statistics from the skin cancer foundation in cases of melanoma diagnosed in those aged 18 [...]

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A Brilliant Solution Using The Sun – Earth Day

At Sunny Sleevez we LOVE the sun!Now this might sound a little odd given how hard we work to avoid UV sun damage but as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible we decided to take full advantage of that giant mass of ultraviolet emitting gas.There are several [...]

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Sunny Shrugz - How to Find Your Ideal Fit

One of the trickiest parts of choosing which size shrug, is not only figuring out your measurements, but also deciding what fit is comfortable for you, and what you plan to do whilst wearing them.Above you will see three models wearing our 3 adult size shrugs. The 50+ UPF, high performance, 4 way stretch fabric means our 3 [...]

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Spring Is Here - Now Is The Time To Plant Shade Trees To Cool Your Summer

RIVER BIRCHPlant Shade TreesSpring is here, and it's a great time to think about the hot summer ahead. As long as the danger of frost is behind you, planting straight into the ground is fine. If you live in an area where there might still be a freeze, you can still go ahead and purchase your tree [...]

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Running tips: Prevent blisters on your feet in three easy ways

Blisters result from a combination of friction and moisture. Miles of running produces constant friction when your shoes or socks rub against your feet, while moisture forms when sweat (and other environmental factors like rain or wet roads) builds up on your feet. It’s important to prevent blisters. Here are some ways to do it:Make sure your shoe fits [...]

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