– I think about what I eat and I train regularly, so the health talk didn’t really give me anything new. But it was a good pep-talk and it is positive for everybody that the company takes up these issues.
This says Robert Fagerkrantz, chief mate on Fure West. Just over a year ago a health visit was made to Fure West and Robert Fagerkrantz was one of the people who participated.
– I think it was well organized and I don’t think there was anything missing. Even though I live a fairly sound life, it is always good to discuss your health, he says.
He says that interest in health among those onboard varies, but that most of them think about how they eat and exercise.
– We have a gym with a rolling track, exercise bicycles and some other equipment. The company is fairly generous with training gear, and when we have asked for something new it has been provided.
Weather can spoil training
Work onboard is intensive, but you can still find time to do training, says Robert Fagerkrantz. What can make it difficult sometimes is the weather.
– If the ship is pitching too much you can’t train. You have to wait until the sea is calmer or when we are moored, but on the other hand there is a lot of work to do then.
Robert Fagerkrantz works four weeks on and four weeks off. He says that he eats and trains in roughly the same way at home and on the ship.
– The food onboard is varied and vegetables are always served. The only problem is that people tend to over-eat a little, but we burn off a fair amount when we work.
He has saved the health questionnaire he filled in for a later course. If there is another one, Robert Fagerkrantz plans to join up again.
– Things may always come up that you hadn’t thought of yourself, and as I said, it is always a little inspiring to talk about health.