Blog | 2021-06-16
There’s a common perception that men hate to go to the doctor and won’t go, even if they’re feeling sick. This theory has persisted throughout the years and is often the subject of jokes within families. But is it true? Unfortunately, this premise is sound: men do not go to the doctor if they are feeling well.
“In an online survey among approximately 1,174 males 18 years or older, the research found that 72 percent of men would rather do household chores, like cleaning the bathroom or mowing the lawn, than go to the doctor. Even for the men who take their health more seriously, some are holding back: 20 percent of men admit they have not been completely honest with their doctor before.”
The same study found that 77 percent of men who are married or in a domestic partnership would rather go shopping with their wife or significant other than go to the doctor.
These numbers are alarming because study after study has proven that being proactive about health, including accessing preventive services, is the key to living a long and healthy life. It is also a key component in keeping healthcare costs affordable. So why don’t more men access preventive care? The reasons are both psychological and practical in nature.
Coupled with these issues is a staggering statistic: 82% of men try to stay healthy to live longer for friends and family who rely on them, yet only 50% engage in preventive care. But to stay healthy, men need to be proactive and engaging in preventive actions. Preventive services that men need to stay healthy include height and weight/Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings; blood pressure checks; cholesterol screenings; colorectal cancer screenings, including colonoscopies, starting no later than age 50 and earlier if there is a family history of colon or rectal cancer; prostate cancer screening, and age-specific immunizations. These measures require seeing a physician on at least a yearly basis, and sometimes more often to monitor specific conditions.
The best way for men to maintain good preventive health is to establish a relationship with a primary care provider that they can trust and communicate openly.
Blog | 2022-06-06
The ocean is a vast and powerful force, both beautiful and deadly. It’s also home to some of the angriest seas in the world. From the roiling waters of the Atlantic to the tempestuous Pacific, these are some of the most dangerous seas on Earth.Read more
Blog | 2022-05-25
The blades on offshore wind turbines are huge, and they need to be tough to withstand the harsh environment they’re in. But how long do they actually last?Read more
Blog | 2022-05-17
Offshore wind turbines have been installed in many coastal areas around the world and yet, for reasons of cost and convenience, they remain a small fraction of all power sources. Read on to find out how offshore wind power is expected to evolve in the coming years and why it is a promising renewable energy resource that you should be aware of.Read more
Blog | 2021-06-28
For the past thousands of years, people from around the world have been sending goods through seaways. From the clothes people wear to the food they eat, almost everything today is brought to them through ships. The shipping industry, also termed as the invisible industry by many, is crucial to the existence of the global ...Read more
Blog | 2021-06-10
We as a team are proud and happy with our Director’s decision, Gediminas Usas, supports RED NOSES CLOWNDOCTORS INTERNATIONAL. Since 2010, RED NOSES CLOWNDOCTORS INTERNATIONAL have brought joy, laughter, and smiles to where they are most lacking: young patients in country hospitals, children with special needs in special schools, children undergoing rehabilitation in sanatoriums, seniors ...Read more
Blog | 2021-06-04
Starlink, a satellite internet project by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has registered a company in Lithuania on June 2, the Baltic News Service reported on Friday. According to data from the Lithuanian office of registers, Starlink Lithuania will be headed by Lauren Ashley Dreyer. The information was confirmed to LRT.lt by Lithuanian Transport Minister Marius Skuodis. ...Read more
Blog | 2021-05-28
All right, you have applied to the open position, the introduction is done, CV send, all the confirmations are received, but some time has passed and you see silence on the horizon. You are still interested in the position, so, you gonna make a follow-up with a recruiter, and it is Ok to make them, ...Read more
Blog | 2021-05-05
The majority of traditional energy sources use resources that aren’t renewable. The development of industries and human population growth will only increase energy demand in the future. At some point, these non-renewable resources will run out. On the other hand, wind energy is renewable and can be used indefinitely. The wind is a natural phenomenon ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-30
Survey for productivity Music… Everybody listens to it but everybody has different tastes. However, it still helps you to feel pumped-up or motivated. That’s why every gym has one playing 24/7. But how about work? Can you get more productive? Well, according to a survey conducted by Sodexo Engage, the UK’s leading experts in employee ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-27
Another week has passed, so it is time for the update of week 16. What has happened at iPS and in the offshore industry? Last week vacancies From a vacancy standpoint, we’ve got just a few openings: Rigger Foreman for HLV Vessel: Heavy Lift vessel Location: Taiwan Duration: 8 weeks Start: 1st of May Link: ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-19
What should you take for your next offshore trip? Here is some advice from offshore pros. * Seasick tablets, shower gel, toothpaste, etc., might be worth taking your own duvet cover and sheets. * Take a couple of half-decent size gym bags, use one for your PPE and one for your clothes don’t take any ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-12
So, your shift is over, you have some free time, and you want just to lay down, relax, and watch some series. The question you have now is what to watch? You have already seen them all! Well, we prepared a shortlist with series you could watch. You may have seen the majority of it, ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-09
If you are interested in a career working offshore, whether it be on an oil rig or working, research vessel, or servicing and installing wind farms, here are some tips from well-experienced offshore pros. * “Respecting Personal Space and Personal Time is Extremely important. Individuals will undoubtedly endure work shifts that will seem to never ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-07
In a time of fast-going information, your CV must be straight to the point, simple but informative. It is very important that your CV would contain the information required so the recruiter could easily read it, without the need to ask for the information again and again. You need to remember that an offshore-oriented CV ...Read more
Blog | 2021-04-02
There is no perfect job, as everyone who held one knows, but every one of them has its own quirks. However, the pros & cons of working in the offshore industry are significantly different compared to other industries. For instance, while the salary for the majority of positions in the industry is great, the hours ...Read more