What does SPF mean?

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… only 66 days until the book release!



SPF stands for “sun protection factor,” and is the rating used on sunscreens.  If you’re going to be outside for more than twenty minutes, you should wear some sort of sun protection.

You can figure out the SPF code by taking the amount of time you will be outside without turning red and multiplying that number by the SPF number.  For example, if I can be outside for 10 minutes without protection before turning red, then when I  wear SPF 15 I should be able to stay out for 150 minutes (10 minutes x SPF 15).   To be safe, however, you should reapply about every two hours.  This is especially true if you are swimming or sweating.

You may also have noticed that many cosmetics, such as foundation, lipstick, moisturizes, and even lip balms are now touting SPF numbers.    Whenever possible, these products are preferable.  However, they usually have low SPF ratings, so you shouldn’t expect them to serve as substitutes for sunscreen during long or extreme exposure to the sun.

Lastly, remember that even when it’s cloudy, 80% of the sun’s rays pass through.


Fitness Attack #2, the book, is going to be released on Halloween 2010!  That’s right, 10/31/10! It will feature 101 easy tips to help you live a healthy and fit life! 91 of those tips will be released right here, starting today and going through the launch date. The last 10 tips are EXCLUSIVE to the book so if you want them, you’ll have to buy the book! We are also working on lots of bonus material to overload the book! More info on ordering and content to come – stay tuned!


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