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5 Ways to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart and kidney diseases, stroke and heart failure.   Lifestyle plays an important role in keeping your blood pressure in check.  Here we show you 5 lifestyle changes you can adapt to a healthier blood pressure.   Regular ...

Many of us chose the seafaring career for the money.  All of us want to earn as much money as possible and we work hard for it, but you have to make your money work hard for you. Here we share with you 3 important money management tips for seafarers: Insurance matters Seafarers usually depend on the benefits provided by ...

Offshore diving is an exhilarating and hazardous job.   There are two different sets of skill requirements an Offshore Diver must meet, both physical and mental. Physical requirements: Ability to withstand extreme cold and heat conditions Physically fit Strong swimming skills Ability to react fast Excellent night vision Physical endurance   Mental requirements: Ability to remain calm under extreme pressure High ...

Studies suggest that 43% of adults are hit with stress and that nearly three-quarters of all regular doctor visits are because of stress-related symptoms.  Stress can be very damaging as it can be a hazard when you are working on board the ship! Seafarers need to have the ability to adapt to challenges at sea in order to keep functioning ...

“Emotional self-control– delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort”― Daniel Goleman These are some of the characteristics of an emotionally intelligent person: Perfectionist…Not People with high emotional intelligence know that perfection is impossible and there’s no point trying to demand perfection from themselves or from the people around them. Motivated People who are emotionally intelligent are usually highly ...

Just because you are working on board the ship doesn’t give you the excuse to be lax about your hair maintenance.  Here are some essential hair care tips for seafarers. Don’t overwash your hairSome guys like to wash their hair twice or even thrice.  By doing so you are stripping your hair of their natural oils and it can be ...

The liver is one of the hardest working organs responsible for some 500 vital bodily functions yet it is a part of the body that is often overlooked. The liver helps digest food, makes protein and cleans the blood. Modern lifestyle can affect liver health.  Lack of sleep, stress, over-consumption of alcohol and fats can over-burden the liver. Here are ...

All seafarers know that port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right side of a vessel respectively, facing forward.   Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are not dependent on the marine observer’s orientation. Have you ever wondered why the sides are named port and starboard? The term starboard is derived from Old English ...

  Top 5 Healthy Food You Should Include in Your Diet Salmon The high omega-3 content in this fish makes it the healthiest catch in the ocean.  Omega-3 is vital for heart and circulatory system support and you will also benefit from increased memory function.   Almond The health benefits of almonds go a long way, no nuts about it.  ...

Seafarers are an integral part of the shipping industry which transports around 90% of the world’s trade.  Important as seafarers are, their welfare is often overlooked.  Here we look at some of the challenges encountered by seafarers: Mental Health When you are in the same place for long periods of time, you tend to feel depressed, isolated or lonely.  Some ...