Archive for Wellness Warriors

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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Unborn Daughter Saves Mother From Melanoma

Jun 12, 2012 2 Comments

Have you heard of a mom’s unborn child saving her life? Erica’s daughter Caroline did just that. Read Erica’s story and how her daughter may just have saved her from Melanoma.

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Melanoma Survivor Kari

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we share a final story from our friend Kari Worth, in her own words. The ins and outs of treatment can be intense and not necessarily a fun thing to read; however hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in her life. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share this story with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month the all year round. Read Kari’s story.

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Coolibar Athlete Kristie Cranford

May 22, 2012 3 Comments

As a certified personal trainer, Kristie coaches others on how to be healthy on the inside, as well as the outside. As a melanoma survivor she’s passionate about sun safety, especially since becoming a Mom. Running is her passion, whether it is on a trail or the city streets. Now she’s taking her passion for running, and sun protection, to reach her goals of finishing an ultra marathon, become a USA Track and Field Masters All American, and reach as many people as possible with the message of sun protection.

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Coolibar Athlete Jeremy Van Ek

May 22, 2012 No Comments

Jeremy—finance professional by day, proud father by night and weekend and adventure racer in any spare time he gets. Adventure racing is an outdoors multisport team competition. Disciplines usually include trail running, mountain biking, paddling and special challenges. Races also range in length anywhere from four hours to 10 days!

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Coolibar Athlete Marion Lepert

May 22, 2012 No Comments

Marion is passionate about windsurfing, traveling across the world to compete. What’s more is that she is doing this at age 16! After training hard, learning from top sailors, and finishing in the top five in three world championships in 2011, her new goal is to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

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