Sunday, February 25, 2018

Buoyed by the Water: H20 and Cerebral Palsy

Buoyed by the Water: H20 and Cerebral Palsy

December 7, 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 […]

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 […]

Keeping the Beat on the Boat: Learn CPR

Keeping the Beat on the Boat: Learn CPR

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Great weather and opportunities to spend time on the water with family and friends seem like celebrations. Yet along with all the fun comes an obligation to stay safe when away from shore and medical help. Properly working safety equipment, a well-stocked first aid kit, and life jackets for all aboard are part of […]

Aching Ears at Sea

Aching Ears at Sea

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters, we’re excited to make the best use of great summer weather and all our available free time. We think that minor health problems shouldn’t stop us from getting out on the water, and usually they don’t. However, some common ailments such as an ear infection or ache can be more serious if we […]

Boating with Lupus

Boating with Lupus

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Lupus, formally known as systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease of the immune system that attacks tissues in various parts of the body. If you have lupus, it’s likely you’ve been warned that sunlight aggravates the disease. However, with the proper precautions, boating can still be a part of your life. The immune system […]

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

Avoiding or Treating Environmental Illness

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A boater’s goal is to spend as much time outdoors and on the water as possible. However, there are known and hidden environmental concerns that may cause illness for some. Awareness and eliminating —or avoiding— certain triggers may enhance overall health and well being. Environmental illness can affect our daily lives and curtail activities. According […]