What protective gear should I wear when walking in the sun?


When walking in the sun having the following will be beneficial:

  • Sun screen
  • Breathable clothing to prevent overheating
  • A hat
If you are sensitive to sun, you should wear a hat, sunglasses and a long sleeve shirt. However, if it is too sweltering to wear a long sleeve shirt, then sunscreen liberally should be applied. Also, in the summer time, it is better to wear a visor rather than a full hat, because of the heat that your head releases, and a full hat will keep absorb heat, making your head even hotter.

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Walking Safety

Walking Safety

While walking isn't as intense as other forms of exercise, it's still important to use proper form to prevent injury and take precautions to ensure your health and safety. Consider the time of day you will be walking and the locat...

ion -- do you need reflective gear to be seen, or sun protection? Do you know how to match your gear to the weather and terrain? How can you avoid dehydration? Be prepared, whether you're walking on a treadmill at the gym or out on a running path. Learn more about staying safe while walking with expert advice from Sharecare.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.