Top Tips Tuesday: The Bridal Body Coach – Benefits Of Exercise Before The Big Day…
We have such a treat for you today; Amy from The Bridal Body Coach has written us a fantastic feature on the benefits of exercise before your own big day. Amy, who you may have met at The Queens Hotel, Leeds is a hugely recognised personal trainer, nutrition and lifestyle coach both in the UK and Europe. Her passion is helping brides to be transform their bodies and mind for their big day. Whether that’s fat loss or muscle gain, three months or eighteen months to the wedding, Amy is your go to professional!
So, without further ado, here’s Amy with some advice for both Brides and Grooms-to-be regarding exercise before the big day.
“Regular Exercise increases your blood flow. When you sweat during a workout, your skin expels all the impurities stuck in your pores, resulting in your skin looking more radiant as well as eliminating pimples and acne.
During exercise, our bodies releases the stress hormone – cortisol. This results in improved sleep and less dark circles around the eyes. Cortisol will leave you feeling and looking fresh! Furthermore, less stress will ensure you have fewer arguments with your other half, a healthy way to start a marriage.
During exercise, the structure of your skin will also be affected. Regular exercise boosts the production of collagen, particularly when strength training. Your muscles strengthen and tone which in turn makes your skin firmer and encourages more elasticity, making your skin feel and look healthier than ever!
Some women want to reduce their breast size whilst other may want to firm them. With all the products available on the market, it is misleading and often difficult to know what you should and should not be doing. Exercise focusing on the pectoral muscle can really help tone your breasts making you feel more confident in everyday life and most importantly on your big day!
Unfortunately, no cream or pill is going to make your breasts fuller nor firmer.
Personally, I used to hate my breasts, having gone through the usual phases of gaining and losing weight in an unhealthy way, I felt as though they were just sagging. However, upon reaching an unhealthy weight and body fat percentage of 34% along with a chest size 34E I decided enough was enough and the weight had to go. Instead of reducing my calories by a hefty unhealthy amount and not exercising, it was when I started doing things right that it all changed! Now at 30C I am very comfortable and happy! Not only does it suit my figure but also because I did not cut calories by an excessive amount or eliminate carbs from my diet they have stayed perky firm, which in turn has boosted my confidence!
We all want to look our best for our big day. You have two choices available to you. You can opt for a quick fix, which is the unhealthy and unsustainable route. Alternatively, you can make getting body ready for your very own big day a change of lifestyle, from which you will reap benefits for the rest of your life.”