Archive for July, 2012

Five Olympic Athletes Take the Gold for Sun Safety

Jul 31, 2012 1 Comment by

Not all athletes, including Olympic athletes, are into tanning, even though a Google image search of the word “athlete” displays an overwhelming number tanned muscle men and women. Being fit and looking great doesn’t mean you need tan skin. In fact, you’re likely to develop sun spots and wrinkles if you do tan. To dispel the tan athlete typecast, we went out in search of Olympic athletes spreading the word about using sun protection for a healthy outdoor living. In our opinion, these five women get the Gold for their sun protection efforts.

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Peter Urban Reviews the Coolibar Sunblock Jacket

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments by

Coolibar Athlete Peter Urban plays tennis competively as often as he can. He’s done so for about 30 years now! Even though he’s had an encounter with skin cancer, he still pushes his outdoor game forward. Now he sports Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear and wishes to share his thoughts with you. Read Peter’s review of the Coolibar Sunblock Jacket.

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Get Outside and Play

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments by

Summer vacation means that kids have extra time on their hands. Research confirms that there is no better way to spend that time than with active outdoor play. Outdoor play typically sustains moderate energy over longer periods of time – the type of physical movement that is particularly beneficial to health and fitness. Here are some ideas to get your kids excited about being active outdoors.

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A Man Fascinated by the Desert and Extreme Heat

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments by

Ripley Davenport, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is a dedicated explorer and adventurer of desert regions. His curiosity and awe of the desert environment has led him to discover the wonders that the desert has to offer by crossing them on foot. He is about to embark on a Death Valley Man Haul, and will be relying on Coolibar for ultimate UV protection.

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Athlete Kristie Cranford Reviews Coolibar Fitness Shirt

Jul 24, 2012 No Comments by

Coolibar Athlete Kristie Cranford is a certified personal trainer, coach, marathoner, health blogger, mother and melanoma survivor. Her active, seven days a week lifestyle has prompted Kristie to try just about every active apparel brand on the market. Because of her battle with skin cancer, Kristie also understands the importance of protecting her skin. She put Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear to the test and now shares her thoughts on its technical performance. Read Kristie’s review of the Coolibar Fitness Shirt.

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Coach Karl Dunbar Talks NFL Training Camp

Jul 24, 2012 1 Comment by

With only a few weeks of summer left, the NFL Training Camps are kicking into gear this Thursday, July 26, 2012. Karl Dunbar, defensive line coach for the New York Jets (former DL coach for the Minnesota Vikings) talks about how he’s preparing for the weeks ahead and what he loves most about training camp.

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Athlete Tania Prymak reviews Coolibar Water Jacket and Bike Gloves

Jul 22, 2012 No Comments by

Coolibar Athlete Tania Prymak competes in ski cross by winter, but in the summer, she builds her endurance by biking 20 miles every day. Despite having kidney disease, Tania pushes herself hard in hopes of qualifying for an Olympic spot on the U.S. ski cross team. She also knows that whether she’s biking on the pavement, or rushing down the snowy slopes, she needs to keep UV rays at bay. Now, after wearing Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear during her training, she shares her thoughts on the Coolibar Water Jacket and Bike Gloves.

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Choosing the Perfect Sun Hat

Jul 20, 2012 11 Comments by

With so many sun hats to choose from, how do you narrow it down to the perfect one? The three most important factors to consider are: brim size and shape, material, and the activity for use.

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Athlete John Barker Reviews Coolibar Fitness Shirt

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments by

Triathlete and Coolibar Athlete John Barker spent the last year training for the Life Time Triathlon in Minneapolis held on July 14th, which is the first race he’s successfully completed since donating his kidney to a stranger in 2010. While training, John knew he not only had to watch his diet and stick with a strict training schedule, but also had to use sun protection as part of his healthier living routine. He put Coolibar’s UPF 50+ sunwear to the test and now shares his thoughts. Read John’s review of the Coolibar Fitness Shirt.

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Athlete Jeremy Van Ek Reviews Coolibar Sport Shirt

Jul 18, 2012 No Comments by

Jeremy Van Ek, adventure racer and Coolibar Athlete, recently completed the Chicago Area Adventure Racing Association 2012 All-Nighter, an all-night workout on bike and foot. So what would you wear for 11 hours of mid-June bushwhacking in the dark (or daylight)? His answer: the Coolibar Sport Shirt. Read Jeremy’s review of the Coolibar Sport Shirt.

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