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No Better Reassurance than Adequate Medical Insurance

Posted: 12th Feb 2018

Written by: Simon Dixon

As hard-working, hard-playing yacht crew, are you suffering from a torpid and sluggish liver? Bilious headache and sour stomach? Seeking a sure-fire remedy that’s never been known to fail? By the 19th century, there was certainly ... Read More

Crew Need Health Problems Overseas Like a Hole in the Head

Posted: 29th Nov 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

Since the 15th century, ships have had a duty of care towards their crew in the case that they fall ill, but in the past, surgery was more often hazardous than life-saving. Nowadays, what are the provisions for crew in this demand... Read More

If You Find Crew Medical Insurance a Headache, Here’s the Cure

Posted: 29th Jun 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

The first ever obligation to provide medical care for mariners was set out in The Rules of Oleron in the 1100s and it's a judgment that holds true to this day. Thankfully we no longer have to plough through Medieval English, but t... Read More

Lower Stress With Better Breathing

Posted: 10th May 2017

Written by: Noona Ayres

As we enter the yachting season in the Med, whether you’re working on a busy charter yacht or based in an office, we all know stress can take its toll on our health and sense of wellbeing. But if we can’t reduce the workload, we c... Read More

Crew Health: The Benefits of Fish Oils

Posted: 26th Mar 2017

Written by: Rudi Keil

In today’s world we are exposed to such an overload of information when it comes to health and wellness, with endless studies declaring new rules on what we should eat. Fortunately things are pretty clear when it comes to fish oil... Read More

Crew Health: The Importance of Hydration

Posted: 5th Feb 2017

Written by: Rudi Keil

Reading about New Year’s Resolutions in February may make you want to groan, but it's never too late to make positive changes for your health and diet - especially changes you can easily stick to while working onboard your yacht. ... Read More

The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted: 27th Dec 2016

Written by: Nadine Escudero

The oil extracted from coconut meat has been proven to have a number of health benefits as well as a range of uses in cooking, personal care, around the house and for pets. It’s something of a miracle product, and for many years p... Read More

Anaphylaxis: Advice for Yacht Crew

Posted: 26th Nov 2016

Written by: Rebecca Castellano, MSOS

There are several brands of adrenaline auto-injectors on the market that are available and affordable. Epinephrine itself is an inexpensive drug, but the auto-injector is an expensive method of delivery. Information and education ... Read More

Rudi Keil: Crew Fitness Onboard & Ashore

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

As an ex-professional rugby player, Rudi Keil, understands the connection between mind, body and spirit for performance and wellbeing. He's also passionate about good nutrition and set up B MOVED to offer an holistic approach to h... Read More

Cooking with Coconut Flour

Posted: 17th Oct 2016

Written by: Nadine Escudero

More and more people are discovering the many benefits and uses of coconuts. Aside from extra virgin coconut oil, there are many other great coconut products in the market and one of the must-haves in the galley is organic coconut... Read More

Dengue Fever, Chikungunya & Zika - Advice for Crew

Posted: 10th Sep 2016

Written by: Dr. Spike Briggs

Over the past few years, several viral illnesses have become prevalent in South America, the Caribbean and increasingly in North America. The main illnesses are Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and more recently Zika and the common facto... Read More

Mozambique Yoga Retreat

Posted: 18th Aug 2016

Written by: Caroline Rossy

Need to recharge your battery? Have you been through an exhausting season and want some TLC... well come with us to Mozambique to recharge, relax, get healthy and have some fun! Samasthiti Yoga is organizing a yoga retreat in beau... Read More

Fact of Life: Full Insurance Cover Doesn't Have to Cost More

Posted: 16th Aug 2016

Written by: Melanie Langley

In yachting, crew pregnancy tends to be a taboo subject, certainly when it comes to medical insurance, and many crew believe that pregnancy cover doesn't exist or that it's hugely expensive. Moore Stephens Crew Benefits responded ... Read More

Zika Virus - Advice for Crew

Posted: 7th Aug 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Until now, for those of us in Europe at least, the risk of contracting the Zika virus has felt rather remote. Meanwhile, with cases reported in Scotland and Florida last week, and with the Olympics now underway in Brazil, where ... Read More

Crew Workout: Resistance Bands for Abductors

Posted: 9th Mar 2016

Written by: Mark Healy

This article features three simple exercises to blast the muscles around your hip and the lateral aspect of your leg, as well as getting your heart pumping of course. All these can be performed without any resistance, but we have ... Read More

Crew Pilates Studio in Antibes

Posted: 2nd Oct 2015

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

In March 2014, CREW Pilates started out in a garage in Cape Town, South Africa. Since
then, CREW Pilates has grown into an outdoor and on board training culture in the
south of France where over a hundred yacht crew and other in...
Read More

Yoga Power Poses to Rock your Day

Posted: 2nd Sep 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Are you interested in body language? I am. I’m fascinated that body language isn’t just about the basic folding your arms when defensive or touching your hair when flirting, it’s so much more. The non-verbal communication of how y... Read More

Crew Workout: Engaging the Stabilisers

Posted: 1st Sep 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

Activating the stabilisers to hold steady is just as important in modern day exercise as it is on board a yacht. A lack of stregth in the muscular sense has the same effect - unable to stay upright or maintain good posture. Read More

Twist your Body to Detox in 10 Minutes

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Aaah, the word detox...it's so up for debate. Do we even need it if we live a generally healthy life? Some say yes, some say no. What I say is that if you feel like you would like a detox, then go for it. Read More

Crew Workout: Fitness with Ropes

Posted: 1st Jun 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

In this offering, we are using more accessible equipment to work your body. So, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sailor, get ready to battle with ... The Rope! Read More

Fitness 'Boost-Camp' in Antibes

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: 'Boost Camp' in Antibes

Are you up for a Challenge? Bored with lifting weights and watching the same old music video on eternal loop? Want to get those abs beach/boat or pool ready in a team environment? Tired of changing rooms mirrors that do nothing fo... Read More

Boat Friendly Yoga - 5 Poses for Eternal Youth

Posted: 7th Apr 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Working in the yachting industry is heaven for the young, the fit and the adventurous. A major attraction to the industry is the places you’ll go and the fun you’ll have going there. Read More

Crew Workout: Legs and Butts

Posted: 6th Apr 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

Since the 'Belfie' seems to be taking over social media these days, this month offers a 'butt developing' exercise in readiness for your contribution. Read More

More Men Should do Pilates!

Posted: 3rd Mar 2015

Written by: Marika Gruber

First of all, I am a woman, but I think I can say without hesitating that most men love sports, which require strength, flexibility, stability and balance - so why aren’t more men doing Pilates? Read More

Deliciously Ella and the Food Revolution

Posted: 18th Feb 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

Ella Woodward, a Londoner who was left bedbound four years ago after contracting Postural Tachycardia Syndrome - a disorder of the nervous system - cured herself through changing her diet and giving up gluten, refined sugar, meat ... Read More

Crew Workout: Exercises for Core Strength

Posted: 21st Jan 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

Instead of bombarding you all with yet another fitness article in January, we've decided to target those of you who are still serious about their exercise and begin a month later. This month Mark Healy Dina Balint share three exe... Read More

How to Avoid Seasickness

Posted: 14th Jan 2015

Written by: Alison Clements

Restlessness, cold sweats, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting….there’s no mistaking seasickness. Once it has set in when you’re out on a boat, you can’t do much to overcome the misery and discomfort of it. Yet for recreational sailo... Read More

New Year, New Food?

Posted: 2nd Jan 2015

Written by: Karen Hockney

For most of us, good nutrition means eating a balance of fresh, seasonal produce, trying not to snack between meals and limiting junk food, sugar and alcohol intake to a minimum. Throw in a dash of exercise (medical guidelines rec... Read More

Yachting & Healthy Living: Can they Co-exist?

Posted: 16th Jun 2014

Written by: Angela Orecchio

Does your boat have a snack cupboard that would make make Willie Wonka jealous? Are you eating crew dinner and then the boss' leftovers? Are you going out every night possible and not getting enough sleep? Read More

Overcoming Temptation Onboard

Posted: 6th Jun 2014

Written by: Angela Orecchio

You're feeling exhausted and the guests haven't even arrived yet, and the season has only just begun. This hectic schedule may be unavoidable in the busy world of yachting, but how you look after yourself within this scenario is ... Read More

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