This is a week filled with three mediations. That means that I must have patience and also deal with not sitting at my desk for most of those three days. (Reminder to self… must have patience)
One virtue is that those days go very quickly. One difficulty is that those days go very quickly. I feel like I just recited one of those Palindromes. You know, the words like kayak, level and racecar which can be spelled backwards and forwards… or something like that.
All said, my rambling it to lead to this. While I can’t think much about vacation this week, I still can post a reminder from DailyMail.com on statistics about being in the sun. The article recites that retirees are seven times more likely to get skin cancer than in the 1970s, with people going on cheaper vacations.
Cheaper travel and discount cruise ships are among the reasons that cancer research has shown that men aged 65 and over are shown to be 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant melanoma, than those of their parents’ generation. Women of the same age bracket are five times more likely.
According to the research, getting sunburned once every two years can triple a person’s risk of developing melanoma. And, these statistics will only rise as children grow older… as they spend more time in the sun in their youth.
Vigilant about the skin and wearing sunblock. Not overdoing the constant exposure and swapping bad sun habits can save lives. I know that it sounds like a public service announcement, but this research is a good reminder. Now bring on the warm weather!
And for pic o’ day… yes, it is cheesy!
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