On a voyage with Aurora Expeditions, you can look forward to seeing some of the world’s most amazing landscapes, as well as a host of incredible creatures on daily excursions with your knowledgeable guides.
However, you’ll also be spending a considerable part of your voyage at sea, meaning that you could be inclined to be less active and more sedentary. This, combined with the delicious meals supplied by our on board chefs, can be an easy way to let your fitness slip – but we’re here to get you moving on board, and feeling fighting fit.
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Watch out for hidden fats
When you’re on holiday, it’s easy to let go and indulge at any opportunity. However, if you want to avoid a few sneaky kilos, it’s good to be aware of any hidden fats that you may want to eat only occasionally.
These can be often found in snack foods such as potato chips, salad dressings and other condiments such as mayonnaise as well as processed meats.
Beverages can have calories, too
While you might have proudly declined that chocolate bar, don’t forget that many beverages such as fizzy drinks and fruit juices are packed full of sugars. In addition, while one glass of vino or a beer from our fully-stocked bar won’t rock the boat, it’s a good idea to moderate your alcohol intake to avoid taking in a bucketload of calories.
Take frequent trips above deck
Go on, head up to the deck and take advantage of the incredible view at sea. Whenever conditions allow, make the most of your time on board by spending time on the deck or the bridge.
If you are feeling the effects of seasickness on board, staying above deck can also be an effective way to minimise some of your symptoms. For more tips on how to manage seasickness on a voyage, take a look at our blog post.
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Participate in as many activities as you can
While it might be tempting sometimes to stay within the comfortable confines of your expedition vessel, our shore landings are great way to stay active throughout your cruise.
Not only do you get to stretch your legs, but you’ll also have the chance to see different destinations up close, visiting historic sites and spotting wildlife you’d miss out on by staying on board. If you’re concerned about your mobility for shore landings, make sure you get in touch with our team to discuss which excursions will be suitable for you.
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Simple exercises to try on your Aurora Expeditions cruise
Even though you may be away from the gym, it doesn’t mean you can keep up with a few basic exercises while on board. Here are a few you can try when waters are calm:
- Ankle raises: Holding onto something for balance, slowly raise yourself onto the balls of your feet in a controlled movement, hold for a second, and then slowly lower your heels back to the floor for a gentle lower leg workout.
- Squats: Nearly everybody should be familiar with this classic. Start with your feet just a little wider than the width of your shoulders, and with your arms held in front of you, back straight, bend your knees as far as your mobility allows before straightening back to a standing position.
- Tricep dips: This can be done either at ground level, or by bracing your hands against a table (or the edge of your bunk!). With your arms braced behind your body, knees bent and feet flexed, carefully bend your arms and lower your body down before straightening your arms to lift back up to the starting position.
Ready to experience life on board one of our fantastic ships on a voyage with Aurora Expeditions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable team today to find out more about our incredible destinations.