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How to Stay in Shape on a Ship

It’s often the case that a good holiday will leave you with three things: a tan, hundreds of photographs and a few extra inches on your waistline. But you don’t need to pile on the pounds on a holiday. Even for those lucky enough to enjoy all-inclusive cruises, while the temptation to overindulge might crop up, there are plenty of ways to stay active and healthy.

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Choose your food wisely

On all-inclusive cruises, which are becoming more common, there is always a very wide variety of food on offer with some dishes being more indulgent than others. A good way to avoid gaining weight unnecessarily during your cruise is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy the food; the standard of cuisine on board is likely to be high, so whether you are enjoying your food grilled rather than fried, or served with a crunchy side-salad, rather than with mounds of chips, it will still be tasty. On those occasions when you want to treat yourself with a high-calorie pudding, just be sensible about the portion size and don’t ask for a second helping.

Make the most of on-board activities

Cruise liners are like floating luxury resorts, with all the amenities you would expect to find at a good hotel. This, of course, will include swimming pools, sports halls for tennis, badminton or squash as well as gyms and organised exercise sessions. A cruise might provide you with the perfect opportunity to take up Zumba or go to a spinning class or, if they don’t appeal to you, investigate what other activities are available. You might be able to burn off any cake calories in the nightclub or simply by running or walking on deck.

With a combination of sensible eating and a regular dose of exercise, you may find you return from your holiday weighing less, toned more and relaxed and ready to face the daily routine.

 

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Three Ways to Take a Holiday

Tired of work? Think about taking a holiday? Do you count the days till you’re time off has come? You aren’t alone. Now you just need to figure out what you’re going to do and where you’re going to go. There are several different ways that you can escape your desk and get the relaxation that you deserve. What follows are going to be some of the best ideas for a care free and no stress holiday. You put in your time, read up and get ready to plan for relaxation.

Take a Cruise

This is a great option for holiday no mater where you are in the world. There is no shortage of options. Cruises are great because once you board the ship, you don’t have to worry about anything else. Many ships come fully equipped with buffets at all times of the day, multiple pools, tanning decks, water slides, bars, clubs, excursions, and other fantastic amenities. Whether your cruise stops at different islands or you take a cruise to nowhere its bound to be a good time. You can drink, eat, and sleep all day with no worries that you won’t get to your next destination.

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Get a Timeshare

Timeshares are a great option for those who find a place they like and just want to keep going back. A timeshare is literally a home away from home a couple of weeks out of the year. What timeshares offer that a cruise doesn’t, is stability. You have a place that is yours and even more importantly, you have privacy. Real privacy not just a room but an entire house, apartment, or condo. I don’t care where you are but there is nothing like a home cooked meal and that is exactly what you’ll be able to do at your timeshare. But fair warning, you need to be careful about what the terms of your timeshare are. You want to make sure that you aren’t being taken advantage of with hidden fees and know what kind of cancellation fees they have. It’s always good to consult the pros when questions with your contract arise, work with Right Choice Transfer and you’re sure to be in good hands.

Stay at a Resort

This is another option that you can look into almost anywhere in the world (this becomes a common theme). You can find these places anywhere with nice weather from Jamaica to Gambia. Resorts are great because, like cruises, everything is taken care of before you even check in. When looking into resorts, I’d recommend going with all inclusive and if you can swing it, a premium package. When you get the premium package nothing is off limits. You can get anything off the menu and any top-shelf liquor at the bar for no extra cost. You always have options for excursions when staying at a resort. Depending on where you are it can be anything from horseback riding to scuba diving to climbing waterfalls. Its always a good idea to do an excursion or two so you can break out of the walls of the resort for a little change of scenery.