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Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Boating

Dr Wallace Nichols, the award-winning marine biologist, suggests that getting out on your boat has significant physiological and psychological benefits.

His research advocates that there are notable cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual benefits to be derived from contact with clean waters and oceans. His best-selling book, Blue Mind, explores the surprising science that shows how being near, on or underwater can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do.

In a modern world where our lives tend to be overconnected and overstimulated, boating is the perfect escape to unwind and relax. Dr. Nichols has discovered that the sight and sound of water encourage wellness by lowering the stress hormone cortisol and increasing the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin.

His research has found that the benefits of being around water increase an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, as well as boost creativity. Therefore not only is it enjoyable to be out on the water with family and friends, but the side effects of boating are extremely beneficial to our lifestyle.

To read more about Dr Wallace Nichols research click the link below.

Homemade Sushi

Ingredients

  • ONE ORGANIC Sushi Nori Premium Roasted Organic Seaweed
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (we recommend – Marukan)
  • 1.5 cups sushi rice (we recommend – Nishiki)
  • Soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger
  • Desired fillings – Ours include avocado, chicken, salmon, cucumber. Please note a bamboo sushi matt is also required – these can be purchased from most supermarkets.

Method

  • For 1.5 cups of rice, add 1/4 cup of rice vinegar to the rice. Rice can be pre-cooked in a rice cooker or on the stove on your Riviera.
  • Gently toss the rice around to further distribute the rice vinegar, trying not to mash or flatten the rice.
  • Spread the seaweed with a layer of prepared sushi rice and flatten gently with a rice paddle or hands, but do not smash the rice. Place your desired filling ingredients on top of the rice.
  • Roll it up tightly, using a bamboo mat or your hands. Have a bowl of water handy to smooth down the ends of the seaweed, keeping the roll together.
  • Then use a sharp knife to cut the sushi roll into pieces.

Now you’re ready to eat the rolls! Enjoy with some soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi, as desired!

If you would like to order fresh and ready seafood for your sushi masterpieces please feel free to contact Danielle, our concierge manager.

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