Take Care of Yourself – by Mike Iaconelli

Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Dan’s partner Mike Iaconelli’s weekly column in Bassmaster.com.

We spend a huge amount of time out in the sun. I’ve been told that skin cancer is a leading cause of death for people in our business. Much of it could be avoided if we just took the time to protect ourselves.

You’ll notice that many of the photographs you see on this site and others show anglers covered from head to toe. We wear gloves, hats with sun capes, long pants and sun buffs. There’s a reason for that. Overexposure to the sun is not healthy. There’s nothing manly about sunburn.

Some anglers have said they don’t want to wear all that clothing. They think it’s probably hot and uncomfortable. If you buy good stuff, it won’t bother you at all. I wear it all the time without any discomfort. Most of the time I don’t even know I’m wearing it.

The final thing about skin care is to always use some form of sunblock. Make it a part of your morning grooming routine before you leave your room or your home. I do. Use whatever brand you want but make sure it’s a first-class product. I use Doctor Dan’s. I’m well satisfied with it.

You can check out the entire article at: http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/ike-take-care-yourself.