Oh, don't get me wrong - I would, too. It's a very gradual change. I'm not *certain* I can stay out a significantly longer period of time, but I think I can, and for sure, when I burn, it's much quicker to heal.
if I stay outside for an hour in the mid day sun - I'll still be pretty toasted.
My children, on the other hand - all five of them - are very fair (in the winter) & blond & blue-eyed like me. They tan like crazy. They've also had excellent diets (other than lots of whole grains until about 3 years ago, but other than that, no processed food, very little sugar, etc.) since birth. They can easily do an hour of mid-day sun on the beach on the longest and/or hottest day of the year and not get burned. I don't know what the mechanism is, but it's gotta be something in the diet.
I have a goal of getting an hour of sun each day starting in March and really expect that to make a difference come summer time. Of course, I've had that goal for two years and haven't achieved it yet.
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
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