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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. […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the stresses in our everyday world, living the boating lifestyle affords opportunities to escape. Once the dock fades from view, I enjoy a vacation from life’s big and small burdens. As family and friends laugh on the boat, gentle waves, sunshine, and sea creatures distract and soothe. The recipe for short-term relaxation is simple: […]

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! Whether you greet January with a sigh of relief or a wave of disappointment, it’s an attention-grabbing month. Do you make multiple resolutions or decree yourself resolution-free? Either way, you’re likely open to self-improvement. Winter provides boaters with the opportunity to improve. Perhaps calling it an upgrade is more à propos. Let’s […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Really, December — you’re back so soon? It’s hard to believe that within this month, you’ll usher in winter and escort 2016 out the door. Once again, you’ll gather together our loved ones and those we only see once a year. You’ll be so joyous and festive, sprinkling us with good cheer, and then suddenly […]

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Things I Don’t Miss About Boating Season: Sunscreen streaks on all clothing not white. Endless repetition of It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. People who start every conversation with, Is it hot enough for you? Rain on weekends, sunshine on weekdays. Things I Do Miss About Boating Season: Everything else. I’m lucky enough to […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

I like October. It may be sweater weather but it’s not usually coat weather. It’s a time when weekends are great for apple picking, leaf peeping, and football watching, but there’s also lots of time for boating. The days are long enough and the weather mild enough to take a leisurely cruise or an invigorating […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

September is a mixed-up stew of ingredients — extra obligations, warm days, spectacular sunsets occurring just about dinnertime. When weekdays are measured by work and school, the boat becomes a savory respite for a few hours. As warm weekends dwindle, time aboard feels less like feasts and more like desserts. However, dessert is often the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When I sat down to compose this letter, it occurred to me that all I really needed to do was copy and paste It’s June! over and over again across the entire page. Because, really, what more do you have to say to a boater after a long off-season to elicit joy, happiness, and delight? […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

May might be a tiny word but it’s also a monumental one. Depending on Mother Nature’s quirkiness, we probably boat more in summer than we do in May, but anticipation about the places we’ll go and things we’ll experience is highest now. Since this month marks the start of boating season, I make all my […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From where I sit, March has a serious identity crisis. The calendar may designate this month’s waning days as the beginning of spring, but when I set foot outside I’m immediately tempted to spring back inside to escape the cold. Don’t be so fast to disparage March, astronomers would say. They know the earth is […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that saying, “Dates are closer than they appear”? I think that describes how we seemingly jumped from August to the end of the year! Regular readers know I’m not a fan of the winter, and I’ve used this page on more than one occasion to bash Mother Nature for her mistreatment. However, all […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you love November and the way this month ushers in a festive time of year? This column isn’t for you, joyful reader! Do you detest the month for its barrenness and the way it stands on the cusp of winter? This column isn’t really for you, either, as you slip rapidly into hibernation. This […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Other months are certainly better for boating Chilly days and nippy nights are here Then again, the leaves along the shore are gorgeous Other boaters depart, leaving the waters wide-open But then again, the temperature’s growing colder Even so, I’ll take any day in October over one in January Right?  

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the sometimes-unsettled and slightly mysterious month of September! Mother Nature surrounds us in her golden glow and then turns the lights out early. Summer’s heat scurries along on its last legs while autumn’s winds and chills keep sticking their feet in the door. Vacation days used in July and August, many boaters start […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boating with Diabetes

Boating with Diabetes

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

What You Should Know Before Your Excursion Though most of us don’t think twice about cruising in our boats to celebrate a summer day, for diabetic boaters, the scorching sun, too much exertion, and the mercurial changes of the sea can wreck havoc on blood-sugar control. In very general terms, there are two types of […]

Avoid Sun Harm

There’s no upside to a lack of sun protection. Exposure increases your cancer risks and decreases your attractiveness. Although smoking, genetics, and the normal aging process all play a role in skin changes, they are not the most significant factors.  There is no dispute that chronic sun exposure is the most common cause of unwanted […]

Color Affects Sun Protection

Color Affects Sun Protection

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know that sunscreen is only one of multiple ways you can protect your skin from the sun, and that the color of your clothing can actually be a factor in how much sun exposure you’re getting?  As skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., boaters and others who […]

Boating for a Lifetime

Boating for a Lifetime

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Does boating itself keep you mentally and physically fit, or is it your passion for the pastime that propels you forward? Two octogenarians always anticipating new boating adventures while relishing their memories on the water would say yes to both questions. Dave Goldsmith, an 82-year-old avid sailor, has a lifelong love of recreational boating. […]

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: Boat Safely with Autistic Children

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

All boating parents focus on keeping their kids safe, but for families with children on the autism spectrum, safeguarding them while aboard requires extra precautionary measures.

Nautical Nuisances

Nautical Nuisances

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to boating, we don’t want anything to mar a pleasurable day. Since irritations are lurking everywhere, take our advice to keep summer’s annoyances in check. Mosquitoes & Flies These flying pests zoom in with dirt and possible disease, and,  in between, a whole lot of pain and itchiness. As itchiness can […]

Health Benefits Of Boating

Health Benefits Of Boating

Health Benefits Of Boating