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Sea Sickness

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 12:00AM

Do you love boating, but suffer from sea sickness or have a friend who is prone to sea sickness? Then our new blog series is just for you! We’ll be discussing tips for how to avoid getting sea sick, as well as how to cure it!

If you have your own tips, don’t forget to share them with us in our comments section or on our Monterey Boats Facebook page!

1) Eat Healthy

If you’re planning to spend the afternoon on the boat, or have a trip scheduled for the next day, avoid eating greasy, acidic and extremely filling foods.

We suggest eating a small snack an hour before you head out on the boat, such as a piece of toast with peanut butter, a granola bar or ginger snap cookies.

Ginger is a great preventative tool for sea sickness, as well as a useful cure! It can be found in a variety of forms such as cookies, biscuits and ginger ale!

Also, stop caffeine consumption 24 hours before getting on the boat. Caffeine can intensify headaches, which will exacerbate the feeling of seasickness.

2) Fresh Air

When selecting a seat on the boat, try to find a spot with a constant stream of fresh air that provides plenty of shade.

If you’re traveling on a diesel boat, you’ll want to sit far away from the fumes.

Also, remember to drink plenty of water! If you’re seat is directly in the sun, your risk of dehydration and seasickness is greater.

3) The Horizon

Once you’re comfortably seated on the boat, keep the horizon in sight, but do not stare! Also avoid prolonged reading, binocular and camera use.

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