Skin Cancer — Indoor Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer 

May Health Focus: Week 4

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has grouped UV-emitting tanning devices in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos by designating them as “carcinogenic to humans.” Specifically, the agency’s research indicates that the use of tanning beds before the age of 30 increases the risk for melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, by 75%. Learn more about the risks of tanning beds and the common myths stated by the tanning industry. 

 

Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer 

Today’s sunless tanning products produce very natural looking tans that reproduces that “kissed by the sun look”. Better yet, for a healthy-looking glow, do something that is good for you — like eating more fruits and vegetables. 

Foods That Make You Glow 

Watch this video to learn about the genetic benefits of eating brightly colored natural foods.  

Mindfulness is simply learning to accept the moment. It means not looking back in time or thinking about the next task. It helps you appreciate the moment. Let’s learn more about mindfulness — the benefits and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.  

 

What is Mindfulness 

Health Benefits of Mindfulness 

 

Watch this video to learn how the practice of mindfulness positively effects the body. 

 

Cook it up! The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is just around the corner and it’s a great reason to cook something special. Get your household involved to cook up a meal made from new recipes!  

 

Hummus 

Ginger-Grilled Sirloin Salad with Watercress 

Boston Baked Beans 

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