Life on a Fishing Vessel – Proper Shoes
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Life onboard a fishing vessel can be a tiring and difficult process, and it only gets made worse when fishermen (and women) come to the process unprepared. One of the most important and often overlooked factors is that of footwear, especially for those workers that are overweight.
Overweight Crew Members
Being overweight or obese is one of the many things that are not welcome in life; most especially when it comes to women. However, due to unavoidable circumstances like disease and genetics, there are a significant number of women suffering this condition. Obesity affects one’s posture and walking style, just to mention a few.
It is therefore imperial that obese women wear comfortable shoes.
Obesity affects hip and trunk movement that are essential during normal day to day activities such as dressing, cleaning the house and doing laundry and even taking a shower. From biology, we know that the hips and legs sustain most body weight. This can be made worse by wearing uncomfortable shoes.
It’s only natural for any obese or overweight woman to want to lose weight. Other than losing weight, it is of great importance for them to stay healthy. Body weight and condition of the heart go hand in hand. That’s why it is of great importance that they exercise regularly. With the wrong kind of shoes, exercising will cause more harm than good. You can find more information from Boot Bomb’s footgear for obese females guide.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing a pair of shoes for a crew member…
Body weight – The shoes you choose should be able to withstand your body weight and the pressure you exert to them when walking or running. Wearing shoes that are not able to withstand your body weight will expose you to more health problems.
Purpose of the shoes – It would beat common sense if you wore slippers to the gym or high heeled shoes to a marathon. One should consider the purpose of the shoes before purchasing them. If you walk a lot for example, the kind of shoes you choose should fit properly and should have a small heel for easier walking.
Durability – It is uneconomical to buy a pair of shoes that will not last. In as much as you won’t wear your shoes everyday or you don’t want to go e
verywhere with the same pair of shoes, it will save you a lot of cash and time to buy a pair of shoes that is within your budget and will serve you for some time.
Quality of shoes- This does not directly affect the health of an obese person. However, good quality of shoes in terms of material used to make the shoe, the style of making the shoe goes a long way in determining how comfortable a shoe is. No one wants to walk around town in fear of your shoes spoiling anytime.
It is worth noting that even with the right pair of shoes and a bad attitude; you are bound to be uncomfortable. A positive attitude goes a long way in determining how comfortable you will be I your shoes.