Wedding Health More Than Spas And Diets

When all’s said and done, your wedding preparations will be for nothing if you are too ill to participate. Aside from staying away from germs as much as you can, brides and grooms can ensure their wedding health by focusing on good habits and wise choices.

Here are several guidelines to get in top shape before the wedding.

Eat well

Most wedding consultants caution that pre-wedding celebrations can pack on the pounds. That doesn’t mean you have to give in to the calorie onslaught. Embark on a nutritious eating plans months before your wedding day. Emphasize plenty of vegetables and fruits, along with lean meats, whole grains and a minimum of sweets and fast. Drink lots of water and watch those portions, and you’ll be as trim and fit as the bride and groom atop the wedding cake!

Go For a Walk Together

Walking offers engaged couples a low-impact exercise with many benefits. A good fitness walk will burn calories, ease pre-wedding stress and clear both your minds. It’s a good way to work off extra calories from those wedding cake tasting sessions, too. Plus, you’re setting yourselves up with a healthy habit that can benefit your marriage for years to come.

Mother Was Right: Stand Up Straight

Good posture makes you look attractive, but it also helps align your body properly. This promotes health for your internal organs as well as your back and prevents back injuries.

Feel Good; Eat Chocolate

Isn’t it marvellous that chocolate has been found to be a “health” food? Seriously, a few pieces of dark chocolate aid blood pressure, counteract the aging effects of free radicals and raises your levels of serotonin, the body chemical that makes you feel good. Plus it eases pre-wedding stress and stabilizes moods. Woo-hoo!

Don’t Burn The Midnight Oil

One of the worst things you can do before your wedding is to stay up too late. Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain (oh, the wedding dress!), impair the body’s immune system (germs could postpone the wedding!) and of course turn you into “Bridezilla.” You won’t make good decisions by staying up late to work on wedding plans.

Kick the Caffeine

If you’re a 12-cups-a-day tea drinker, now is the time to cut back or cut out altogether. In the long run, caffeine sucks out more energy than it gives you. Instead eat right and drink lots of water for energy.

Keep active

Whatever you have to do, make plenty of time to care for yourself in the run up to the wedding. Make a pact with yourself to stick to your exercise routine as much as possible, and cut out other non-essential events or activities.

Lose Weight, But Don’t Starve

It’s a fact: Most of us could stand to lose a few pounds, especially when we’re about to be the centre of attention at a wedding. If you are intent on dropping some weight before your wedding, stick to a health program of gradual weight loss through nutritious eating and regular exercise. Don’t starve yourself and don’t fall victim to quick-weight-loss scams. The only thing you’ll lose with those scams is your money.