Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning youth health and yachting.
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Learn about Youth Health and Yachting Host: If you were born between 1977 and 1994, you are generation Y. There are 70 million of you in the US alone. You are forced to be reckoned with. The largest population boom since the post war baby boomers. Thanks to being latchkey kids. Gen Y have a fine understanding of information technology. Unfortunately, these has its downside. Dr. Frankie Phillips: You think more being more active trying to eat some more balanced diets and having regular meals including breakfast making sure that they’re having small snack can take away choices because all those things are part of the teenage culture so we are not trying to change that, we are just trying to make small adaptations that really can make a difference in the long terms. Host: There is an obesity epidemic among the youth and that is totally understandable considering the array of prepackaged processed foods available at the supermarket. Foods that are advertised as reduced in fat but have an unhealthily high sugar content. Gen Y are just learning to navigate their ways through this mind filled of prepackaged junk. But addictions to sugar, hydrogenated fats and refined carbohydrates are hard to kick. James Donnelly: I am risking my life. I mean if I stay the way I am, I am probably not going to live very long. I know I have to do something about it but then I proved myself that I have a difficulty motivating myself. Host: As people become increasing time-poor in today’s struggling economy, meals I eat less at home and more on the run, yet you’re defining it hard to make healthy takeout choices. Thankfully, nutritional education is making a come back in schools. There is hope yet for our youth. Yachting congest up images of elite movie stars lounging of deck, soaking up the sun with a Martini in hand but this sport is quite vigorous and very competitive. No time for lounging when you are shackling the—sailboat racing started in the Netherlands in the 1600s. It took off in popularity and soon everyone from England to America was yachting about. Anywhere the water was vast and the wind was up was a good place to race yachts. Perhaps the most famous in the world began at the New York Yacht Racing Club. The Americas cup is highly sought after that rarely leaves American shores. Yacht clubs around the world are forging links with schools in order to pass on sailing knowledge to interested youth and encourage the kids out into the fresh air and sunshine. You can burn off 200 calories an hour sailing the day away. Three hours of sailing will work off that burger with cheese you had for lunch but perhaps the most surprising thing to learn is that the old myth about sailors being good lovers is absolutely true. According to a study of 2000 couples, those who listed sailing as among the top three activities had an excellent sex life, could it be the core muscle strength? Well, according to experts, it’s all to do with the inner ear work that one out. Whatever your reasons for taking to the high seas, be sure to protect yourself from the sun with a 30 plus sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and long sleeved shirt. Sailors are prone to dehydration without realizing it so remember to pack a couple of liters of water and sip regularly. Severe dehydration combined with all that physical work can lead to heat stroke and muscle—also enroll in good yachting safety and sea survival course. Do you know where the first eight gear is kept? Do you know how to resuscitate someone? What happens if the yacht cut sizes? What is a jam boy, a dam boy? How do you survive at sea? There is much to learn in the world of yachting just thinking about all of those is not as enough to get anyone spraying on a twist. The causes of most accidents at sea are the weather conditions combined with poor seamanship and the bad navigation skills. It takes body and brains to be a sailor. Issuers with body image can affect boys as well as girls and men and women of all ages and backgrounds.