So, the doctor says that you have high blood pressure. You need to reduce your salt intake, increase your potassium intake, lose weight, drink less alcohol, take some meds and GO BOATING! Yes, boating reduces stress and here are the many variations of a good boating blood pressure reduction regimen to which you should adhere…
Getting your family out on the water is much less stressful than spending the day at home. It’s the perfect way to keep the kids entertained so that they aren’t in their rooms quietly plotting to become serial killers or worse. That’s certainly a stress reducer.
I’m also thinking of a fishing trip with your bros. It’s a great way to get in lots of ribbing (It is unhealthy to keep negative thoughts trapped inside), catch a healthy dinner and maybe get a little exercise.
Don’t forget, when mama is happy, we all are; so a romantic boat trip to her favorite waterfront restaurant could definitely lower that BP.
Then there is the jump for joy option. Just jump in your boat and go get you some joy! If your boat is conveniently docked at Gerry’s Marina in New Smyrna Beach, you have easy access to a bunch of great water….easy, peasy and no heart squeezies. If you use Gerry’s Marina, you can also enjoy the reduced stress of having capable and affordable on-site mechanics, secure boat storage options and access to a myriad of boat accessories.
Okay, it may not be a proven fact you can find in a medical journal, but if you take your blood pressure when you are home doing chores or listening to the kids bicker and then after you have taken a relaxing cruise on some glistening, crystal clear water; you can bet dollars to donuts that your blood pressure has greatly improved!