June 11, 2005

TUNES - 27

I changed the RadioBlog a few days ago but haven't gotten around to explaining the choice. This week I am featuring Eva Cassidy, an amazing talent who died too young. I chose her because, with the start of warmer weather, people need to be reminded of the dangers of skin cancer. I have heard too many people (girls especially) say that it is not big deal or that it is always recognizable and easily removed. Eva is a stunningly tragic example of how wrong that is.

A recently released report listed the benefits of sun exposure - which I agree with and support. Bear in mind, however, that the recommendation was for about 15 minutes 2-4 times a week. Most people will get that in normal everyday activities. Slathering yourself with oil and laying out to roast will not only put your health at risk, but leads to premature aging. You may like the look of a tan today but is it worth looking like a saddle when you are 40? I intend to follow the example set by my mother; lots of sunscreen and a hat when out for long periods. She looks 20 years younger than she is (and has a fabulous husband 12 years her junior to boot). Please people - don't risk your life for a temporary glow. Especially when you can get it from a bottle.

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Posted by Vox at June 11, 2005 04:44 PM | RadioBlog