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World Maritime University urges the world to acknowledge seafarers are essential As facilitators of global supply chains, seafarers are constantly subjected to acute strain and exhaustion, not to mention remaining stranded at sea for long periods. Seafarers’ mental health is also gradually gaining worldwide attention, fueled by COVID-19’s devastation. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of World Maritime University, said: “Seafarers are ...

Foods for Your Lungs Our lungs affect every aspects of our body thus it is important that we take good care of our lungs to ensure that we have adequate supply of oxygen passing into our bloodstream.  There are a lot of superfoods out there and you might be wondering what foods you can eat to maintain a healthy set ...

How to Keep Fit and Healthy On Board the Ship Staying fit and healthy is really the pertinent element of any person.  It is especially so for a seafarer who spend long period of time on board the ship.  Being in tip top health and fitness condition allows seafarers to perform their duties efficiently and in turn reduce the risk ...

Recognizing cardiac risk factors early is imperative as precautionary measures can be taken to minimize any cardiovascular risks one may have.   Every seaman should take responsibility for their own health, by being aware of the risk factors and any signs or symptoms.  All seaman has to undergo the mandatory annual medical checkup and this is a good step in ...

When the sea gets way too choppy, some of us might experience seasickness.  You might have your way to treat seasickness. Below are some tried and tested ways which we’ve tried that never fails to counter seasickness every time. Ginger Ginger is a natural remedy and taking frequent sips of ginger-ale helps to alleviate nausea.  Do note that if you ...

Seafarers are exposed to many diseases due to the nature of their work which include long working hours, harsh climate conditions, etc. Below we list down the common sicknesses some seafarers might contract during their time on board the ship: Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) MSD are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system.  Due to seafarers’ ...

People usually believe with old age comes failing eyesight.  As a matter of fact healthy eyesight can be achieved and maintained with a healthy lifestyle and diet. There are some nutrient-rich foods which you can incorporate into your diet to boost your eye health and these nutritious foods can be easily found on board the ship. Fish The rich content ...

Kidney diseases are silent killers which can essentially affect your quality of life.  Thus it is important that you take care of your kidneys and we are here to show you 5 secrets to a pair of healthy kidneys.   Hydration Guzzling plenty of fluid helps our kidneys clear sodium, urea and toxins from our body.  However, researchers do not ...

Our brain being the control centre of our body is very important, yet many of us are not aware that the foods we eat can affect how our brain functions.  The foods we eat play a role in keeping our brain healthy and helping in our concentration and memory. So what should you eat for better brain health? Broccoli If ...

The blueberry might be tiny but they are actually nutritional superstars.  They are loaded with fiber, Vitamin C, and cancer-fighting components.   Besides having a long list of health benefits, blueberries are also very sweet and low in calorie. We share with you the top 5 health values of blueberries. High in Antioxidant Blueberries supposedly contain the highest antioxidant capacity among ...