The tanning bed in your gym is worrying dermatologists
GTL, or–for those who don’t watch Jersey Shore, “gym, tan, laundry,”–may be the credo of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his friends on the Shore, but the pairing of gym and tan stretches far beyond Jersey. Gyms across the country include tanning beds among their offerings. A new paper from University of Connecticut researchers is the first to look specifically at gym users who tan, finding that they’re part of a high-risk population of tanners. Its lead author questions why gyms–ostensibly places to get healthy–would offer their patrons an opportunity to get a tan.