The following areas of interest for the days before PEME will increase your chances of being “fit to work” without implications:
- Get a good night’s sleep
Sleeping at least 8 hours the night before your exam will keep your blood pressure lower.
- Eat healthier
Commit to a seven-day diet with more fruits and vegetables and less sugar. Stop skipping breakfast.
- Avoid coffee and alcohol
Do not drink coffee or alcohol in the hours prior the exam, as they cause hypertension.
- Water is your friend
Drink more water in the days prior PEME, to help your body get rid of the toxins you have consumed.
- Know your teeth
Take care of your mouth hygiene before the exam. Go to a dentist for a provisional check and teeth cleaning.
- Avoid exercise
Exercise gives you a feeling of wellness, but try to avoid it prior medical exam as it can elevate your heart rate and drop your potassium levels.
PEME is more than just a paper; it is the foundation of the crewmember’s wellbeing and safety onboard!