May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month!


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.

In honor of Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness month, take simple steps today to protect your skin:

  • Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Put on sunscreen every 2 hours and after you swim or sweat.
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
  • Check your skin regularly for changes.


Fun Fact:  Did you know May is also National Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

Benefits of Exercise include:

  • Controlling weight – reap the benefit by increasing daily activity.
  • Prevents a wide range of diseases including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 Diabetes, depression, some cancers, arthritis and falls.
  • Improves mood by stimulating various brain chemicals.
  • Boosts energy by delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues.
  • Promotes better sleep – fall asleep easier and deeper sleep.