Monday, December 18, 2017

Salud! Drink to Your Health

Salud! Drink to Your Health

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ancient Mariner may have bemoaned his thirst (”Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”) but we live in an age and area that allows us access to clean water. Yet the fact is that plenty of us take in too little water to keep our minds and bodies going full-tilt. I promise this […]

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 […]

Keep Back Care Front and Center

Keep Back Care Front and Center

April 5, 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. […]

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 full of […]

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 that […]

Sunscreen and Beyond! Dermatologist-Approved Tips for Sun Safety

Sunscreen and Beyond! Dermatologist-Approved Tips for Sun Safety

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.   When spending any time outdoors, sun protection is an absolute must to prevent skin cancer, the most widespread cancer in the United States. Research suggests as few as five sunburns over a lifetime double the chances of getting melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. Along with attempting to sidestep basal and squamous cell cancers […]

Avoid Sun Harm

Avoid Sun Harm

August 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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