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Most of us are aware of the connection between too much sun and skin cancer. But it’s been proved that a certain amount of sun exposure can do us good, too. Leah Hardy explains how to get the balance right so you can enjoy your summer holidays safely

Your guide to ENJOYING THE SUN safely

SOAKING UP THE RAYS is a sure way to feel upbeat, but the potential damage caused by over-exposure to the sun ranges from skin ageing to skin cancer. Recently, though, several new studies have popped up linking a healthy dose of sunshine with protection against obesity, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, multiple sclerosis and even how long we can expect to live. A study in the Journal of Internal Medicine of nearly 30,000 Swedish women found that 1.5 in 100 who were exposed to sunshine once a day died over a period of two decades, compared with three in 100 who said they didn’t sunbathe. So how do we weigh up the benefits versus the risks?

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Shape up before your holiday without crash diets – we've got easy swaps that will shave 500 calories a day to get rid of that belly fat - plus delicious low-cal recipes. We also help you stay safe in the sun, offer updated expert advice on migraines and boosting fertility (for men as well as women). Plus lots of nutrition guidance, including which milks and berries to choose for best health benefits.