While it’s important to take care of your body on a daily basis, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is especially important in the months and weeks leading up to your wedding. The stress of wedding planning means that some healthy habits can sometimes be forgotten. That’s why we’ve put together some reminders for every bride (and groom) to keep in mind as the wedding day nears, so you’ll be at your most healthy and happy for the big day.
Get Enough Sleep
Trying to fit a million small things into a full-time working schedule is a challenge that a lot of brides and grooms have to face. But instead of staying up nights trying to both, make sure you ask for help, whether it’s from a wedding planner or family, so that you get enough shut eye. Getting eight hours of sleep every night has been shown to be essential for maintaining a healthy immune system. You want to be sniffly on your wedding day – but not because you’re sick!
Protect Against Germs
Stress is a major cause of a lowered immune system, so it’s important to pay special attention to this during wedding planning. Keep hand sanitizer around, wash your hands more often, and make sure to cover up when necessary in order to avoid getting sick.
Don’t Skip Meals
A lot of brides-to-be go on diets before their wedding in the hopes of shedding a few pounds. Maintaining a healthy diet and keeping active is a much healthier choice than skipping meals. Doing so not only lowers your immune system but it also deprives your body of the necessary nourishment it needs amidst all the stress of wedding planning. Besides, remember that you’re beautiful and that it’s not about weight – it’s about being healthy!
Eat Well, Stay Hydrated
In terms of food, it’s eating the right kinds of food and drinking a lot of water is essential, which is something that’s hard to maintain when your days get hectic. A diet with more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat will help you keep a high level of energy – along with drinking your 8 glasses of water a day. Keeping yourself hydrated will also help keep your skin clear! Also, taking the right vitamins can also help to strengthen your immune system.
Happy Body, Happy Mind
Apart from keeping your body happy and healthy, it’s also important to keep your mind relaxed when facing the stress of wedding planning. Doing fun activities like hiking, yoga, reading a good book or going to listen to live music are great ways to detach from the stress and zone out. It’s easy to be consumed by the seating chart, budgeting, and the 20 phone calls you have to make – so it’s nice to occasionally take a step back and do something unrelated. Many brides even suggest meditation as a good way to relax and refocus.