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Covered Up

Hats, sun protective clothing, rash guards and sunglasses, look no further for my top picks!

Run Covered

When it comes to exercise, sun protection and staying cool in the heat is top priority.  If you're like me, and enjoy exercising outside, the challenge becomes finding a way to stay protected from the sun, and yet stay relatively cool.  Many polyester or spandex work-out tops give you great sun protection, but they're not practical in the heat.  Nothing worse than a thick, moisture wicking fabric in 80+ degree weather!  So, what to do?

The main thing that will help in your quest to stay cool and sun safe...ventilation.  And by ventilation I don't mean cutting an enormous hole in your Nike running top!  Look for loose-fitting, well ventilated tops that allow air to flow.  Mesh in the sides or underarms make a huge difference.  I know many of you love to rock form-fitting work-out attire, but as the temperatures rise, go for the loose stuff.  When the priority is staying cool and covered, here are your best options!

Lululemon Sun Runner Long Sleeve:  UPF 50+ and mesh panels for ventilation so you'll be protected and cool!

Tasc Performance V Neck:  Super soft, moisture wicking, anti-ordor technology and it's UPF 50.  This shirt isn't ventilated, but the bamboo and cotton fabric content make this a great option for warm days.

SunPrecautions Women's Ultra Athlete Full Zip Front:  It's UPF 100, ultra ventilated and has a front zipper pocket.  Order it in raspberry or white.  You'll be happy.

And for men...

SunPrecautions Men Ultra Athlete Full Zip Shirt


And for kids...

SunPrecautions Kid's Super Active Shirt