You want to show up on your wedding day looking nothing but your best. Not only are all your friends and family going to be there to witness the moment, there will also be photos taken that you will want to enjoy for years to come. Unfortunately, many brides get overwhelmed by wedding planning, causing them to pay less attention to their health than they normally would. This can result in increased stress and related symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and weight gain.
For women who are worried about fitting into their dream wedding gown—one of the most common fears among brides is that their dress will be too tight—this is not a welcome thought. Investing some time and effort into your personal wellbeing as you prepare to head to the altar will keep you fit in mind and body. Refer to these guidelines from Abell DJ Company to get your health back on track before the big day.
1. Pay attention to what you’re eating
When you’re busy, you probably pay less attention to what you’re eating on a daily basis. You don’t have time to prepare meals, for instance, and might be inclined to grab a fast-food meal or snack on junk food when stressed. Maintain a nutritious diet by turning to a meal kit delivery service like Hello Fresh. You get the ingredients delivered to your door and can enjoy healthy cuisine without the hassle of grocery shopping.
You can also incorporate a multivitamin into your diet to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need to maintain maximum bodily function. If you’re worried about fitting into your wedding dress, look for formulas with those vitamins and minerals proven to boost metabolism. Read the labels carefully to make sure you know what you’re getting and check that the product doesn’t include additives or unhealthy ingredients.
2. Get your beauty sleep
Sleep lets you recharge your battery, allowing you to function optimally both physically and mentally. This is especially important when you are making important choices about your big day; you don’t want your brain fatigued and confused due to a lack of Z’s. Mayo Clinic advises getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
If you’re struggling to fall asleep, reassess your bedroom. Small details, like outside light coming in from a window at night, can interrupt your sleep cycle even without you realizing it. Create the ultimate sleep-friendly space by eliminating clutter, cooling the room, and drowning out extraneous noise.
If you’re a fan of white noise and sleep apps to stream soothing sounds or music through your smartphone, tablet or other smart device, seriously consider investing in a quality set of wireless speakers. The better the sound, the better the sleep, and when you pair your device to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or earbuds you’re sure to be in REM sleep sooner rather than later. Plus, being wireless, these speakers aren’t stationary, allowing you to take them with you on trips or elsewhere.
3. Combat stress with physical activity
If you still aren’t able to sleep at night, stress may be to blame. This is understandable before a major event like your wedding. Try getting some exercise to break a sweat and produce mood-boosting endorphins. You can even make physical activity part of the pre-wedding fun. For example, you can turn your bachelorette party into a fun fitness-themed occasion by taking a dance or yoga class.
Sex is another physical activity that is scientifically proven to reduce stress. If you and your future spouse are having trouble finding time or energy for sex, even simple intimate physical touching can help. Studies have shown that non-sexual acts like stroking another person’s arm or holding their hand can reduce bodily signs related to stress like high blood pressure.
These suggestions for eating, sleeping, and exercising might seem self-explanatory, but sometimes busy brides need an extra boost when wedding planning has taken over their lives. Take the time to adopt these affordable and practical tips and you’ll feel (and look) all the better for it. When the big day does arrive, you’ll be ready to enjoy the fun.
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