Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt like you couldn?t move? Maybe your legs or back are stiff, and just getting up seems like a real chore. If so, it?s probably because your muscles have tightened up after a night of sleep, even if you did some stretches before bed.
You might think that sun burn is only a short, albeit painful, dilemma, but it can also result in pre-mature aging or worse, skin cancer, aka melanoma. Melanoma is usually caused by over-exposure to harmful UVA and UVB radiation that the sun naturally emits, and nearly 100,000 adults are diagnosed with it in the U.S. each year.
When we think of gardening, we probably don?t think about it being a particularly dangerous activity. In fact, about 87,000 people experience injury due to gardening that requires medical treatment each year, by some estimates. From lawnmowers to garden hoses to unpowered tools like shovels and rakes, it turns out that gardening can be extremely risky.
With the colder weather upon us, it can be really tempting to just stay inside, on the couch with your favorite snacks and lots of Netflix series queued up. Unfortunately, that sort of cold weather malaise can have a real negative impact on your health, both in the short and long term.