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Description:The young woman photographed here, was getting in some exercise time by practicing Yoga poses, having assumed the Cobra pose, a position that stretches the abdominal muscles, while flexing the spinal and triceps muscles, whereupon, a modified “push-up” position results, with the knees and hips kept on the exercise mat. Hopefully, she’d applied sunscreen to her sun-exposed skin, and brought along some drinking water on her day at a Georgia park.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In the United States in 2007, 58,094 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, and 8,461 people died from it. CDC leads national efforts to reduce skin cancer through education. When in the sun, seek shade, cover up, get a hat, wear sunglasses, and use sunscreen.

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Cancer Prevention and Control: Skin Cancer
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Physical Activity for Everyone: How much physical activity do adults need?
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