Cruise Tips for Healthy People

Enjoy a little indulgence, but be sure to stay active


A cruise ship conjures up images of vast, nonstop buffets, countless cocktails with little umbrellas and lots of time lounging in the sun. But your cruise vacation need not be a floating palace of sloth and gluttony.[slideshow:102616]

Some rest and relaxation, along with a little indulgence, certainly are in order, but don’t forget to also get in plenty of walking and swimming. If you’re more adventurous, you may want to go sea kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, snorkeling, biking, running on the beach, exploring and more.

If you’re fit and healthy and want to stay that way, there’s no reason to steer clear of cruises. You want cruises that support your active lifestyle and offer plenty of healthful food options.

Follow these tips when you set sail and you may come back with a lot of great memories and photos, but no extra pounds.

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