Fun in the Sun Blog — Sun Protection

Men, Melanoma and Sun Safety

Men, Melanoma and Sun Safety

67% of Australians who die from skin cancer are men. It’s a pretty stark statistic. In 2018 there were 965 male deaths, compared with 464 for women. Find out more behind the stats and science about men's thick skin, and how this contributes to their vulnerability.

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Being sun smart on the cricket field

Being sun smart on the cricket field

The Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke recently shared his on-going challenges with skin cancer on social media. The 38-year-old shared a picture on Instagram revealing he had gotten “another skin cancer cut”.

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How top sports stars stay unflappable!

How top sports stars stay unflappable!

Whether it is the world’s top football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, our leading Australian woman golfer Minjee Lee, or cricket’s up-and-coming Big Bash star, Jofra Archer, they all have something in common. When it comes to arm-wear, they prefer the short sleeve top, with arm sleeves worn underneath. Long Sleeves are the opposition! There’s nothing worse than a long-sleeve sports shirt. The bottom of the sleeves just flap around. Not the distraction you need, when lining up a free kick, hovering over a putt, or rolling your arm over at 14Okm/h.  Short sleeves give you the freedom, but arms need protection...

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Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Why we love our kids to play outdoors

Mornings on the beach. One of the great joys of parenthood are early mornings on the beach. Coffee in hand (recycled cup, please), we can watch as our kids are playing in the sand, running in and out of the gently breaking ocean, stimulated by nature. Kids enjoy the sensory engagement with sand and sea, figuring out the fundamentals of science and engineering without the need for a special STEM classroom. We observe teamwork lasting far longer than we would normally expect, often only interrupted when one of the big kids (i.e. parents) want to get in on the act,...

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