But they aren’t the only reasons we love cruises. They’re also great for your health! Let’s visit this in more detail:
Fun & Relaxation
Cruises are a lot of fun. Whether you’re hitting the water slides, soaking up some golden rays on the deck, hitting the gym or visiting the Comedy Club for a night of laughter, you’re bound to be having fun. Fun also comes in the form of relaxation – forcing you to take time out from work and the stresses of everyday living. By combating stress, you reduce your risk of heart disease, and lower your chance of high blood pressure and inflammation. Make your ocean holiday even more relaxing by booking yourself into the day spa and enjoying a relaxation massage or other treatment. You’ll feel like a new woman!
Sunshine & Fresh Ocean Air
We have stunning weather in Australia most of the year, so why not get out there and enjoy it? The sun is great for your health, as long as you protect yourself against the harmful UVs with some SPF50 sunscreen. A little sunshine, aka Vitamin D, helps to lower your blood pressure and boost your immunity. It can also help with skin disorders, and it improves your mood – the sun has even been found to help combat depression.
It’s not just the sunshine doing you good either. Fresh ocean air is filled with negative ions, which accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen. This helps to balance your levels of serotonin, which is a hormone in the body that’s linked to our mood, and aids in sleeping, eating and digestion. As such, an ocean holiday helps promote relaxation and energises you.
One of the best parts about going on a cruise is that when you’re out in the great ocean, you can turn off, switch off, and tune out! Switching off your technology has many health benefits – it gives your eyes a break from harmful screens, helps you to feel better about yourself, reduces stress when you’re not watching the work messages flood in, and increases your productivity for other aspects of your life. It also helps you to appreciate the beauty around you more – so don’t be afraid to leave your phone in your cabin for a day and build memories. There are plenty of opportunities to capture family moments with the photographers onboard.
Not eating well on cruises is a myth and in fact, there are so many options available that the choice is up to you. From international food plazas filled with seafood and salads, through to fruits and a deli – there are gluten-free options, vegan, low carb* ... everything you need for a nutritious, balanced meal. (*If not readily available, then definitely on request)
And if you do indulge in a delectable Warm Chocolate Melting Cake for Dessert? No problems! There are plenty of onboard activities to help you work it off! Count the steps from your lounger to the waterslide, and back again, visit a Fitness Centre, sign-up to a Yoga class or play basketball up on deck – you’ll find you can easily work off any extra calories while having a great time. The most important thing is you don’t stress. Cruising is all about having fun and as we’ve already mentioned, fun is great for your health!
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