FEATURED ARTICLE: Five amazing cruise exercise tips to get your workout at sea.
Hitting the high seas for a vacation can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience that doesn’t have to ruin your fitness goals. By following some easy cruise exercise tips, you can avoid the dreaded post-vacation slump so many of us go through
Here’s what you need to know to stay active and fit while enjoying your vacation!
Take The Stairs
Cruise ships are massive, multi-level behemoths with floor after floor of fun activities. As you find yourself moving between floors, skip the elevator in favor of the stairs
A 160-pound person burns five calories per minute while climbing stairs. That may not seem like much, but over time those extra calories add up, especially if you take the stairs consistently.
Plus, once your heart starts pumping your metabolism gets a slight boost which can help burn fat.
Walk The Decks
Exercising while on a cruise doesn’t have to be boring. Remember, exercise can be something as easy going as taking a walk with a loved one.
Take a half-hour or so each day to explore the ship and do a few laps around the various decks.
To give yourself an extra incentive, schedule your walk for sunrise or sunset for a truly unforgettable view. Experience the warmth and relaxation of a Bermuda cruise while making memories and seeing sights that will last a lifetime – all while getting fit.
Take A Class
Today’s cruise ships come with all sorts of extra amenities like full-sized exercise centers. Head to the gym after getting unpacked and ask about any offered fitness classes.
At the very least, most cruise ships offer the basics like aerobics, yoga, cycling, and dance. Best of all, these classes are typically included in the cost of the cruise, so signing up won’t cost a thing.
Keep It Consistent
By all means, give yourself some time to relax and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. But don’t forget to reinforce those healthy habits you’ve worked so hard to set!
Aim to stick to your normal exercise schedule. If you can’t convince yourself to keep your standard routine, try to get as close as you can. After all, some exercise is always better than no exercise.
Cruises are famous for having delicious, all-you-can-eat buffets. Letting yourself enjoy an extra treat here or there is a fine idea, but don’t go overboard (no pun intended), as it’s all too easy to overeat.
Drink a full glass of water before meals to stay hydrated and take a break between plates to make sure you’re really hungry. Stick to healthy foods, as well, like fresh fruits and vegetables, and make sure you’re getting enough protein each day.
Stay Swole At Sea With These Cruise Exercise Tips
Don’t let your upcoming vacation be a death knell for your diet and exercise regimen. Follow these cruise exercise tips to stay healthy and fit even while on vacation
And if you’re interested in learning about other great fitness tips, be sure to check back with our blog.