Beauty isn’t just about looking your best, it’s about feeling your best too.
For us here at WeddingHour, beauty encompasses healthy lifestyles, fitness and taking good care of yourself. Whether that’s a spa day, a good gym session, or simply relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book, looking after your health and wellbeing is particularly important in the lead up to your wedding.
Whether you’re the bride or groom-to-be, it’s likely that you’ll want to make sure that you’re fit and healthy as your big day approaches. Health and fitness isn’t just about losing weight. Exercise is essential for both physical and mental wellbeing so, this week, The Beauty Bible is guiding you through the reasons why looking after yourself is so important in the lead up to your wedding day.
I don’t want to lose weight, so why should I exercise?
Exercise is a proven stress reliever: just the ticket when wedding planning! Planning your big day details, managing a guest list and tackling a budget spreadsheet hunched over your computer, you’re probably cramming in a few extra planning hours at night. With work, family life, childcare and household chores – not to mention time with your other half – for both brides and grooms wedding planning can be exhausting addition to daily life. Stress and sleepless nights can take their toll; exercise is the perfect antidote.
I’d like to tone up ahead of my big day.
The most important thing here is to be sure you want to lose a few pounds for the right reasons. Many bride or grooms-to-be feel the pressure to lose weight but remember: your husband or wife to be chose you as you are! If you do have a weight goal in mind, cardio – such as running, dancing, football or swimming – will help you burn those calories. Or, if you’d like to tone up a little, try the weight area of your local gym. The staff there will be on hand to guide you as to the best weights for your strength, experience, and goals.
I hate running!
That’s fine! Cardio and outdoor exercise isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean the exercise solution isn’t there for you. If you’re looking for something lower-impact, try a local yoga or pilates class. They’re great for toning, strengthening and helping improve relaxation and breathing techniques: what every bride or groom-to-be needs!
I don’t have the time to exercise.
We understand: planning a wedding is incredibly time-consuming. So why not involve your friends and family in your exercise? Combine family time and exercise by taking a long walk with a friend or going to the park with your children. Or, if you’d rather be alone, it could be as simple as walking the dog while taking a call from your stressed-out mother-in-law to be!
If you’re time-pressured, you’re probably feeling stressed. Exercise releases endorphins – proven to lift your mood – as well as keeping your overall health in check.
Keep your eye on The Beauty Bible in coming weeks, as we’ll be bringing you the ‘Wedding Workout’. We’ll be sharing our advice for staying fit and, most importantly, healthy in the lead up to your big day so, whether you’re a bride or groom-to-be, keep your eyes peeled!
What type of exercise helped you to relieve stress when wedding planning? Have you found exercising a great way to spend more time together as a family? We’ve love you to send your stories to [email protected].