What happens when you've cast off from the marina, main sails are hoisted, furled Genoa is set and the auto helms on track. You sit back for a leisurely and enjoyable sail.
Other than a change of sails or trimming them and normal boat work most sailors do not give a second thought to keeping fit through exercise.
Unless of course you are a racing sailor and tweaking those sails with each puff of wind.
So how do you keep fit and healthy on-board a yacht especially on long voyages?
But what about all that clambering up and down stairs, manoeuvring and balancing on a tilting constantly moving deck, trimming sails, dragging a dingy up a sandy beach, doesn’t that count as exercise?
I would like to think so!! I hope it gives us a bit of isometric toning and flexibility, generally fitness when sailing.
As we get older ... and let’s face it when you look around at the sailing clubs these days a large percentage of sailors are over 50’s … there’s all the more reason for looking after our health, avoiding fatigue and trying to keep fit!
Why not learn how to be your own personal trainer and what travel workout equipment you would need that would fit in with your cruising lifestyle so you can enjoy fitness when sailing.
And hand in hand with great
health is to keep on keeping on with what we love! And enough money to enjoy it
all! What we all desire is a life of abundance, isn't it?
For me none of these seem like that
dreaded word ...exercise! When you are feeling fit and energized ... you look
It beats sweating it out in an aerobics class, huffing and puffing and showing evidence of my fitness level or lack of it! How can you compare being on a treadmill and gazing at a full length mirror reflecting your not too in shape bod bouncing around to a disco beat?
Being in the great outdoors ... on a yacht or a destination has to be the best gym in the world ..... 'God's Gym!'
Fitness when sailing can be fun .... so what about the whole
package … what about your skin … your hair … dare I say …..beauty