How to Overcome Seasickness

*disclaimer* I am NOT a medical professional. This is just a trick I learned many years ago in the Navy and it has worked for a lot of people.

1) Go to the top deck of the ship, preferably one where you’re outdoor and there is no roof over your head.

2) Stand close to the rail, but do NOT hang onto it.

3) Place your feet shoulders-width apart and bend your knees slightly.

4) Focus your eyes on the horizon.

5) As the ship moves beneath you, let your feet, legs and hips absorb the motion while keeping your spine perpendicular to the surface of the Earth. Think about your spine and let your legs work automatically. When you walk on hills/uneven ground while on dry ground you just naturally lean your spine to keep it upright while letting your legs absorb the slope. You learned how to do this when you were a young child, when you stopped being a “toddler.” Now you need to learn how to not “toddle” at sea.

I know this might sound too easy to actually work, but it worked for me when I was on a Navy ship that rocked and rolled a HECK of a lot more than any cruise ship does today.

I will caution you though: the first time you do this, you might have a little difficulty walking on dry land for a few minutes afterward. This is where the expression “you still have your sea legs” comes from.

Like I said, I am NOT a medical professional, so use this advice at your own risk.

Until we meet again, may you Avoid the Kraken and Have Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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