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Old 19-11-2018, 07:12   #1
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Hey all myself and the family are heading out in around a year once my partner finishes of some Environmental work , planning a circumnavigation , no real time limit .

The question is it is my impression that it is mostly retires out there living and cruising on your boat , I appreciate there are others including families so all answers welcome.

So the questions are How do you feel as in health and mental stability being out there.

Does the warm weather and easier lifestyle make it easier on sore bodies and joints, does the mind become more effective and calmer, (less stress on the mind, less stress on the body)

Do you think if you were back on land say in a typical UK weather pattern that your body would act differently.

Does your diet changes (i.e local foods maybe more fish) allow a better dietary eating , better weight control and a healthy body
Is there anything that you do differently or on your boat that keeps you fit (yoga etc) i,e is there other hacks that you can think of to keep the body fit during long passages

I ask because I am pretty ill with a lot of pain and stress on my mind and body, I am working very hard through rehab to get to the point with my adapted boat to take up this challenge but , my concern or my hope is that constant warm weather , swimming , and daily stressors will help in the healing process.
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Fresh air, sunshine, and the body always in motion. Catching the sunrise. Good living for sure.

You may find the tasks of daily living provide a good a good base level of exercise. A daily swim. A stroll on the beach, or a long walk into town for ice cream. Supplementing this with push ups, sit ups, and yoga at sunrise are all there for you.

I believe keeping the stress down is largely a matter of attitude. Live in the moment. It helps having a boat one can be confident of, along with the skills to operate and maintain it.
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Mind and Body
Hey all myself and the family are heading out in around a year once my partner finishes of some Environmental work , planning a circumnavigation , no real time limit .

The question is it is my impression that it is mostly retires out there living and cruising on your boat , I appreciate there are others including families so all answers welcome.

So the questions are How do you feel as in health and mental stability being out there. It has been healthy for us, no problems with mental stability, but no pre-existing conditions, either.

Does the warm weather and easier lifestyle make it easier on sore bodies and joints, does the mind become more effective and calmer, (less stress on the mind, less stress on the body) Definitely less joint pain when warm. Some people "go troppo" in the tropics, and slow down. If you are able to swim almost every day, you will never be cleaner, and a gentle fitness comes upon you from snorkeling twice a day. You may take up a spear gun and become a successful fish hunter, and this also increases fitness. You can do yoga. Bring a pad,

Do you think if you were back on land say in a typical UK weather pattern that your body would act differently. You may lose your ability to cope with cold weather if you leave the UK.

Does your diet changes (i.e local foods maybe more fish) allow a better dietary eating , better weight control and a healthy body Is there anything that you do differently or on your boat that keeps you fit (yoga etc) i,e is there other hacks that you can think of to keep the body fit during long passages interesting question. Our diet has changed over the years, because when available, we don't eat many processed foods, cooking from scratch, like your grandma did.

I ask because I am pretty ill with a lot of pain and stress on my mind and body, I am working very hard through rehab to get to the point with my adapted boat to take up this challenge but , my concern or my hope is that constant warm weather , swimming , and daily stressors will help in the healing process.

Wow, tarian, that's a tough one. I'm sorry you're ill, and recovery will depend partly on what you're having to rehab and partly on how you learn to cope with all the time pain, if the pain doesn't go away. For me, I have found there is a limit to what I can cope with every day, and so, now, my activities are curtailed. I am 78 yrs. old. When we left to go cruising, I had a bad back and flat feet, and I have had a number of things go wrong since we left the States, in March of '89. (Our 2nd departure.)

Be well, and good luck with your rehab.


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