24 July 2008

The Great Outdoors

The other day in Hell's Kitchen, I passed a place advertising work-outs and tanning treatments.

The incidence of skin cancer crept up between 1973 and 2004 in men aged 15 to 39, according to the New York Times. In women during the same period, the incidence nearly tripled, from 5.5 to 13.9 per 100,000. The authors of the study reporting the increase note that during the same period, use of tanning beds has increased much more among girls and women than among their male cohorts.

I'm going to go out for a run and get my tan the old way.