Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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 […]

Look Out for Your Eyes and Skin

Look Out for Your Eyes and Skin

August 1, 2015 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Water Soothes the Soul

Water Soothes the Soul

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Many of us enjoy living near or visiting the water. The soothing power of rhythmic tides eases the daily tensions of life, as does hearing repetitious waves and the sound of flowing water. And there’s no denying the therapeutic benefits of water even while quietly drifting along on a paddleboard. Fortunately, for those living with […]

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

All in Stride, Handicapable Boating

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Living with any type of disability presents numerous challenges in everyday life, such as being excluded from enjoyable activities like going for a swim or paddling a kayak. Recognizing that, STRIDE was created to help those with handicaps enjoy sports and overcome (emotional and physical) barriers. Mary Ellen Whitney was an adaptive physical education […]

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When someone in the family suffers from a lifelong fear of water (hydrophobia), or suddenly develops it after years of boating, it can be disruptive and often disabling.  The fear may be passed along by parents or arise from a sudden trauma, but however it arrives, the phobia can be effectively diminished or eliminated. Martin […]

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.

Stay Afloat! Avoid Injury While Boating

Stay Afloat! Avoid Injury While Boating

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Does your back hold you back as the summer progresses? Lower back injuries are common among boaters, and though some people deal with an occasional trauma such as a slip and fall, the majority of injuries occur from repetitive stress or improper body mechanics.

Boating While Pregnant

Boating While Pregnant

A woman should not boat while pregnant if she has been, “previously advised to restrict her activity. But if she is experiencing a healthy, normal pregnancy, I feel it is perfectly safe to be on a pleasure cruise.”

Bringing Baby Aboard

Bringing Baby Aboard

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters enjoy sharing their love of the water with family and friends. When there’s a baby in the mix, the question often asked is, what’s the right age to bring baby along? The answer varies from person to person, but always centers on when the baby’s safety can be ensured.
Advance planning can make boating with your infant safe and fun.

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 […]

SUP-Posing, Yoga on the Stand-up Paddleboard

SUP-Posing, Yoga on the Stand-up Paddleboard

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. How many people do you know who can do a headstand… while on a paddleboard… in the water?  I’ll guess that your answer, like mine, is “None.” However, yoga on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is gaining in popularity on lakes, bays, and oceans, so don’t be surprised if your best friend’s girlfriend’s sister-in-law soon […]

Boat Safely With Asthma

Boat Safely With Asthma

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When diagnosed with a chronic condition such as asthma, it is easy to believe you’ll experience recreational limitations. Don’t tell that to Olympic swimming champions Mark Spitz and Amy Van Dyken, who have asthma, but never let it hold them back!

All Aboard! Boating with Fibromyalgia

All Aboard! Boating with Fibromyalgia

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic illnesses. This painful condition severely impacts daily routines and can be highly isolating for those that suffer with it. Yet help exists to make sure that people with fibromyalgia need not give up boating and other water sports.

Bask, Not Bake: Sun Care Protection

Bask, Not Bake: Sun Care Protection

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters beware: it’s not all fun in the sun! Water reflects the sun’s rays, amplifying the risks of skin cancer. With more than one million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and one person dying from melanoma each hour, why put yourself in harm’s way by leaving your skin unprotected?

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