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6 Healthy Habits That Can Make You Sick

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2. Staying Out of the Sun
Our bodies need Vitamin D to stay strong by making healthy bones and ward off illness by boosting our immune system. The only way to get Vitamin D into our system is via sun exposure. Don’t make yourself overly neurotic about sunscreen. If you are going to the pool or beach or participating in outdoor sports that involve more than 20 minutes of sun exposure, slather on the SPF 30, but if you are simply doing your daily errands outdoors, enjoy the feeling the sun on your skin. The only part of your body that should always be protected is the face.

Related: You Need Sun! 10 Healthy Tips to Get It

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12:03PM PDT on May 21, 2014

I know that advertising supports Care2, so understand this being on two pages, maybe, but 6? Most of the discussion is basically saying don't become OCD about anything, which is true. Every good can become an inherent evil if pushed too far.

5:14AM PDT on May 20, 2014

Know when to stop

2:04PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Every person needs to figure out how much sleep they need. I only need 4-6 hours. 7+ and I'm sluggish all day. I can function on 2 but feel better if I have 4. But everyone is different. They way you figure out how much sleep you have is to take a week and don't have a use your alarm. See how your body feels when you wake up. Are you sleepy during the day? Don't count the 1st few days. It takes that long for your body to figure out there is no alarm. go to be when you feel sleepy and only when you feel sleepy. Get up when you wake up and are alert (this doesn't count bathroom trips). Don't let the medical establishment or anyone else tell you how much sleep you need. Only you know. and it can vary if you're ill, stressed, etc. .

1:17AM PST on Feb 24, 2012

Interesting article.

9:50AM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

Oh nooo... Must stop it all!

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5:16AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

I can't think of a reason justifying putting air-conditioning in the category of healthy things in the first place?

9:55PM PST on Jan 23, 2011


3:21PM PST on Jan 22, 2011

That bit about antibacterial hand cleaners is just plain not true!

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