BSAFE physical health

Physical Health

Most seafarers spend more time on board than at home. This makes maintaining good health at sea challenging. Here we look at what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about the common health problems on board

Relatively small changes in lifestyle can have a significant and positive impact on a seafarer’s health. In turn, an increased sense of wellbeing can benefit all aspects of life and help a person to work more efficiently, rest better and prolong their professional career. Many common health issues can be prevented by a healthy diet and hydration, good exercise, appropriate rest and conscious choices with regard to smoking and drinking. Keeping an eye on your own and others’ health can make a difference and it is never too late to start.

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Published: 16 September 2021   Updated: 28 October 2022

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