With all of the fine dining and lounging opportunities that you can find aboard a luxury cruise, it might be easy to let your normally healthy habits slip to the wayside. If you want to stay fit during your vacation, use the following tips to figure out how to bypass temptation and continue healthy habits:
Use the Gym
Most cruise ships have an on-board gym with at least basic weights and cardio equipment. Some cruises might even offer group classes where you can make some new friends as you keep your blood pumping. Taking some classes on the ship might even introduce you to a new form of exercise that you can continue to do when you get home.
Explore the Ship
Walking is a great form of exercise and you can rack up a lot of miles by just wandering around the ship in your free time. You might want to download a fitness app on your smart phone that tells you just how many steps you take throughout the course of the day as you check out all that the cruise has to offer.
Watch Your Portions
While you should not necessarily deny yourself from all of the treats onboard, you should try to enjoy them in moderation. Instead of eating an entire piece of cake, for example, share one with your travel buddy. If you are in the mood for alcohol, sip on a glass of red wine or a vodka soda instead of ordering a cocktail that is overloaded with sugar and calories. If there is a buffet on the ship, try to fill up your plate with mostly healthy options and just choose a few of the unhealthier ones.
The travel agents at Brentwood Travel can help you plan a trip that allows you to stay fit. With our all-inclusive cruise deals and other travel tips, we make it easy to choose a vacation that will be fun and relaxing. To learn more about our St. Louis travel services, visit us online or call (314) 439-5700.
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