Saturday, September 23, 2017

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

Don’t Delay — Go to Sleep!

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you just stifle a yawn? Have you been struggling to stay awake all week and complete your work? You may be suffering from social jet lag, a superficial-sounding occurrence that actually is a gateway for poor health. “Social jet lag is the phenomenon of staying up later and sleeping in later on the weekends, […]

Dip into Wellness

Dip into Wellness

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  We get wet to clean up or cool off, but taking a plunge can transform us both mentally and physically. I’m not talking about some elaborate or exotic hydropathy for our health — everyday swimming is a powerful and positive change agent. Kaitie Brown, aquatics director at the Suffolk Y JCC, praises swimming because […]

Don’t Bug Out!

Don’t Bug Out!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Face it: outdoor lovers can’t hide from biting bugs. There are ticks along the walk to the dock and amidst the shore foliage, and on most evenings there seem to be more mosquitoes than stars! Dr. Sunil Sood says that for the sake of our health, we need to be vigilant against insects, as many […]

Make Like a Boat — Float

Make Like a Boat — Float

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Does floating in a relaxing environment sound appealing? Of course it does — you love boating! However, there are many precautions and responsibilities that accompany the joy of boating, and then there’s gravity. Those issues (and pull) are eliminated when you enjoy the benefits of a float pool or tank. Tom Wunk, the founder and […]

Salt Spray Your Cares Away

Salt Spray Your Cares Away

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about the ocean that relaxes us. It may be the vastness, it can be the solitude, or it could be the salt. Actually, all of those are relaxing, and two out of three of these calming conditions are available in a salt cave… along with additional health-giving benefits. A visit to a salt […]

Keep Back Care Front and Center

Keep Back Care Front and Center

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Back pain changes everything. It certainly pushes boating onto the back burner, and as the season is so short, that’s time you can’t make up. Being body conscious on and off the boat can help you prevent injuries and maximize your time on the water. Active boaters bend, lift, pull, toss, reach, climb, and leap. […]

Boating While Pregnant FAQ

Boating While Pregnant FAQ

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  When you’re pregnant, you may be wondering if it’s necessary to give up the boating lifestyle until the baby arrives. To answer that and other concerns on the minds of moms-to-be, we turned to Dr. Jessica Shepherd. She is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of minimally invasive gynecology at the […]

Self-Care for your Welfare

Self-Care for your Welfare

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    We’re instructed on every airplane flight to put on our own oxygen mask before assisting others, so it figures that if we’re run down, stressed out, and unfit, we’re at just as big a disadvantage. This is the year of self-care, where we grab that metaphorical oxygen mask of wellness and fill ourselves […]

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If I wanted to toss off a super-quick story about hair and skin health and radiance, I’d just type the realest of all clichés: “You are what you eat.” As I have the space, however, I’ll elaborate on simple tweaks to your eating that pay big dividends. There are many foods that contain nutrients […]

Sailors without Sight

Sailors without Sight

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Picture yourself on a beautiful day; the sky is nearly crystalline blue and there’s nary a cloud in it. The glowing sun warms your skin and the sparkling water is gorgeous as its waves swell around your boat. This perfect vision makes you feel alive. Now imagine that you’re in that same picturesque setting, […]

Getting Through Winter: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Getting Through Winter: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Some welcome chilly weather for the comforts it brings, such as hot cocoa and roaring fires. But those that experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as SAD, grow depressed and uncomfortable with short days and cold weather. While boaters and others experience the winter blues, SAD has more severe symptoms that mimic clinical depression, […]

Do You Know What’s in Your First Aid Kit?

Do You Know What’s in Your First Aid Kit?

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s mid-winter and the snow is blowing. I’ve read every boating article and nautical yarn I could find and now I’m getting bored. It will be a few months before I can get back out on the boat. What to do? I know! Why not re-stock the boat first aid kit? I figure that stuff […]

List of Items for your First Aid Kit

List of Items for your First Aid Kit

February 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

    Basic items we suggest be part of every vessel’s first aid kit: a variety of bandages antibiotic ointment gauze tweezers thermometer disposable gloves face mask alcohol wipes razor blade first aid tape eye wash clean cloths cold packs heating packs eye dressing plastic bags antibacterial soap pain relievers (baby aspirin for adult use […]

Look Out for Your Eyes and Skin

Look Out for Your Eyes and Skin

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.                                     We enjoy being out on the water and basking in the sun. It’s relaxing, it’s invigorating, but it’s also potentially harmful to our health and our eyesight. Take the proper precautions, however, and you’ll stay shipshape. […]

Buoyed by the Water: H20 and Cerebral Palsy

Buoyed by the Water: H20 and Cerebral Palsy

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters never leave safety and health on the shore, and for those that have cerebral palsy, it is important to take extra precautionary measures while on the water. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder of movement and muscle tone that most often occurs before birth and presents signs and symptoms early in life. CP causes […]

Keep on Glowing

Keep on Glowing

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Though summer’s sun faded months ago, keeping your skin glowing makes the separation seem less distant. Skin that’s healthy and hydrated is the basis for a beautiful glow. It’s important to thoroughly cleanse your skin every evening to wash off the day’s makeup, sunscreen, sweat, and environmental debris that settle on your face. Wash it […]

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Is your hair a tangled mass of dry ends thanks to a summer spent in the sun? All it needs is the right attention to restore it. Tresses harmed by the sun resemble hair done in by flat irons or over-processing. It’s dull, dry, and unmanageable, and usually lighter in color. It’s easy to look […]

Sailing towards Healing

Sailing towards Healing

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Many of us have a passion for the sea and enjoy quality time on the water.  The Duclay brothers, Sean and Kilian, have those feelings, too, along with a desire to help others share their enthusiasm. Sean and Kilian are teenagers who have created an amazing organization called Sail Ahead to engage traumatized and […]

Boating with Parkinson’s Disease

Boating with Parkinson’s Disease

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Exercise, fresh air, and enjoying good times with family and friends are important to boaters for many reasons. Those with Parkinson’s disease know that staying active and socializing contribute to their quality of life. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain. These are the cells that produce […]

Pregnancy at Sea

Pregnancy at Sea

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating season is underway, and it seems like everyone wants to enjoy the waves, the sunshine, and the breezes.  However, there is one group that can’t just head out on a power or sail boat with abandon. Pregnant women must first pause to consider whether they should be boating this summer, and if they are […]

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In the U.S. alone, painful knees and hips cause an excess of one million people to undergo hip and knee replacement surgery every year. For those suffering from excruciating pain, surgeons like Dr. Gus Katsigiorgis is offer hope of returning to an active life. The Chief of Orthopedics at Franklin Hospital, part of the North […]

Steer Clear of Injury

Steer Clear of Injury

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Should you spot Dr. Ronda Bachenheimer stretching on the beach, she may be preparing herself for boating. Stretching the neck, back, legs, and shoulders for seven to 10 minutes right before boating is her sensible way to avoid strains and sprains and to prevent injury. Dr. Bachenheimer, a licensed chiropractor (http://lichiropracticwellness.com),has met patients with […]

Oh No, Not My Tooth!

Oh No, Not My Tooth!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You’re enjoying your day out on the water, basking in the sun and enjoying your lunch. Then you take another bite of your sandwich and — in a split second — know something’s wrong with one of your teeth.What do you do while you’re away from shore? Dental emergencies are always disconcerting, so I sought […]

Say No! to Summer Health Woes

Say No! to Summer Health Woes

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer is an exciting time of year for young and old alike. It’s the season of vacations, with long days spent outdoors enjoying the mood-lifting warm sunshine. Before you take advantage of all summer has to offer, however,be sure your mood isn’t soured by some of summer’s most common health woes. Being prepared and […]

Fast and Better Boat Foods

Fast and Better Boat Foods

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. A day (or a week) that finds you stressed and overwhelmed seems worth it when you know that you will soon be out on your boat, basking in the sun.  Of course, hectic days may mean  that a last-minute scramble to pick up food to bring along leads to poor choices — unless you […]

Gluten Related Disorders

Gluten Related Disorders

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Picture a warm, sunny day on your boat. You’re relaxing with friends until someone aboard has a gastro-intestinal attack and you have to race to shore. If your friend has celiac disease and accidently ate something with gluten in it, he or she could have a severe reaction lasting from hours to days. Gluten, the […]

Better Sleep Makes Better Boaters

Better Sleep Makes Better Boaters

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine you’re out with a friend who’s had a few drinks. If he says to you, “Hey, let’s take the boat out!” you’d decline the offer.  What would your answer be, however, if that same friend was sober but had gotten very little sleep the night before? Many people think that their cognitive abilities remain […]

Loving the Water with MS

Loving the Water with MS

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

People affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) are drawn to the water since it’s there that they can move more freely than on land. Aquatic activities offer exercise possibilities in places such as Camp Hemlocks in Fairfield County, Connecticut, a year-round camp with special swim and boating programs for disabled persons.  Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune […]

Ship-Shape Boaters

Ship-Shape Boaters

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s Approaches to Weight Loss  Something that unites millions of Americans is the struggle against obesity. The American Heart Association reports that over 154 million Americans ages 20 and over are considered overweight or obese. In addition, almost 24 million children ages two to 19 are categorized as overweight or obese. With these staggering numbers, […]

Yoga Benefits Boaters

Yoga Benefits Boaters

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. In her novel, Fallen, Lauren Kate wasn’t referring to boating when she wrote, “The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.” But she could have been, as boating requires an immense awareness of the sights and sounds all around in unity with the environment. Ask yoga instructor and […]

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