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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 […]

Color Affects Sun Protection

Color Affects Sun Protection

August 17, 2015 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

August 17, 2015 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. […]

Loving the Water with MS

Loving the Water with MS

August 13, 2015 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 […]

Fast and Better Boat Foods

Fast and Better Boat Foods

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. 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 […]

Water Soothes the Soul

Water Soothes the Soul

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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 […]

Bringing Baby Aboard

Bringing Baby Aboard

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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 […]

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

Panic at the Water’s Edge – Overcoming Hydrophobia

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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 […]

Ship-Shape Boaters

Ship-Shape Boaters

August 12, 2015 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, […]

Enjoying the Ride: Seasickness Treatments and Prevention

Enjoying the Ride: Seasickness Treatments and Prevention

August 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There is nothing worse then feeling ill, especially when you are doing something you enjoy! Though many boaters experience some degree of motion sickness on the sea, there are many ways to prevent and treat it before it spoils your time aboard. Motion sickness is a normal response to movement. It can occur as the […]

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