Setting a Course for Health

Published Date

December 1994

Setting a Course for Health

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This publication provides guidance on how to improve health and fitness on board ship.

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This guide to improving health and fitness on board ship is divided into two parts.
Part one concentrates on your current state of health, including simple questionnaires for self-assessment, and gives basic information about potential risks to health.
Part two suggests ways of leading a healthier life on board ship, presenting various health and exercise programmes.



Part One - How Healthy are You?

Basic Profile

Section 1 Eating

Check Your Weight

What Do You Eat?

Food and Your Heart

Timing and Attitude

Section 2 Physical Fitness

How Active are You?

Good Reasons to be Active

Stamina, Strength and Suppleness

Frequency Test

Section 3 Smoking

Smoker’s Diary

What Kind of Smoker are You?

Your Reasons for Stopping

Do You Know the Risks?

How Much Smoking Costs You

Section 4 Alcohol

Measuring Your Drinks

Drinking Diary

Sensible Limits

Some Risks for Heavy Drinkers

How Much Do You Know About Alcohol?

What You will Gain from Drinking Less

Section 5 Stress

Stress on Board

Some Symptoms of Stress

Are You Stressed?

Some Causes of Stress

How Your Body Reacts to Stress

Health Problems Which May Result from Stress

Stress Can be Positive

Part Two - Getting Healthier

Section 1 Eating

How to Enjoy Your Food and Eat Sensibly on Board Ship

Cutting Down the Fat

Replacing the Fat

Counting the Calories

Healthy Snacking

Section 2 Physical Fitness

Getting Fit - on Board and in Port

Activities to Choose from

Getting Active Planner - the First 7 Days

Exercises You can do on Board for Suppleness, Strength and Stamina

Check Your Progress

Section 3 Smoking

Four Stages of Stopping


Staying Stopped

The Benefits of Stopping

Section 4 Alcohol

Alcohol and Work

Alcohol and Time off - Afloat

Alcohol and Time-off - Ashore

Personal Drinking Rules

Section 5 Stress

Stress and Seafaring - Some Simple Ways to Cope

Relaxation Exercises

Section 6 Reducing Your Key Health Risks

Seafaring and Risk

Reducing Your Risk of Catching Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

Ten Points to Take Control of Your Health

This book will show how you can assess your health and fitness and how you can improve your levels of health and fitness on board ship.

Title: Setting a Course for Health
Number of Pages: 220
Product Code: 4400w133
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-077-3 (9781856090773), ISBN 10: 1-85609-077-9 (1856090779)
Published Date: December 1994
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 235 mm
Book Width: 153 mm
Book Spine: 15 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg

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