Archive for Wellness Warriors

Life Lessons from Coach Karl Dunbar

Nov 01, 2012 1 Comment

NY Jets Defensive Line Coach, Karl Dunbar, has lived with vitiligo since the 7th grade. As a role model for those living with vitiligo or any limiting medical condition, Coach Dunbar sheds some light from his own experiences.

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth: Sugar & pre-mature skin aging

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

Most of us know too much sugar contributes to weight gain, tooth decay and other health conditions. So we resign ourselves to just one Snickers out of the Halloween bucket. Now, research suggests that sweet treats not only contribute to elevated blood sugar levels, those higher levels actually can cause pre-mature skin aging.

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Sailing with Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey

Oct 19, 2012 1 Comment

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey. An Explorer for National Geographic, Dr. Lindsey is a native Hawaiian and the first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society. She is an internationally recognized expert in the emergent field of cultural intelligence — and she chooses Coolibar to protect her skin from the sun.

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NFL Training Tips with Coach Karl Dunbar

Sep 17, 2012 1 Comment

Last month Defensive Line Coach for the New York Jets, Karl Dunbar, shared his thoughts with us on training camp. For Coach Dunbar, it’s a time to get away and focus solely on football. He needs to prepare his team to play at a high level and teach them proper techniques. We wanted to dive a little deeper with Coach Dunbar to discover tips and tricks of NFL training.

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A rising need for skin cancer prevention resources in Tanzania

Sep 04, 2012 1 Comment

Cancer care in Tanzania is a great challenge to both the government and the citizens due to limited resources and facilities. Tanzania is increasingly facing a dual problem of communicable and chronic illnesses such as cancer. Those with albinism in Tanzania are especially suffering from skin cancer due to their sun sensitivity. The Tanzania Albino Society believes the total number of those with albinism in their region could be more than 150,000.

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Five Olympic Athletes Take the Gold for Sun Safety

Jul 31, 2012 1 Comment

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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A Man Fascinated by the Desert and Extreme Heat

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

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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Coach Karl Dunbar Talks NFL Training Camp

Jul 24, 2012 1 Comment

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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Coolibar Athlete Kristie Talks Melanoma Prevention

Jul 16, 2012 3 Comments

This is a special blog post from Coolibar Athlete Kristie Cranford and her words-to-the-wise regarding Melanoma and how you can protect yourself. She speaks from personal experience.

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75 time skin cancer patient urges sunscreen use

Jul 03, 2012 No Comments

Our friends at the University of Virginia Health System share their story about patient Dennis Hassel, and his survival through having skin cancer 75 times. See why sunscreen is worth your efforts.

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