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Popular gyms undermine health with tanning beds, UConn Study

As a person who has suffered from three skin cancers, I have become very sensitive to sun exposure. I carry a sunblock stick to use on my face for winter bike rides. So, I was surprised to learn that many ‘health’ clubs offer tanning beds. You can read about my cancers on my Page – Skin cancer facts in general and my three skin cancers in particular.beach blur clouds dawn

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The end of 2019 brings with it holiday gatherings, school vacations, and the annual tradition of New Year’s resolutions – with some of the most common resolutions being to exercise more and lose weight. Popular gym chains across the country capitalize on the broad desire to get healthy in the New Year with persuasive post-holiday marketing campaigns, but they’re also undermining public health warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning, according to a new study from UConn researchers published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.

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What is the Secret Ingredient to a Healthy, Happy Life?

This is one of those great quotes like “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life” that works perfectly. I have been lucky enough to find bike riding. Think about what might work for you. Do you like to garden? I have heard wonderful feedback from folks who do that. How about dancing, running, skiing, skating? The list goes on. If you are in a four season climate like me, you might have to find more than one for when Mother Nature says “Not today.”


I confess the health club turns me off. Watching the folks on treadmills just makes me think of being in prison. The air even seems stale. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work out. You don’t need to go a health club to be healthy. Just Move Ya Body.

Of course you have to eat intelligently, too. Eat less; move more.


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