Some Health Tips for the Fit and Fab Bride and Groom
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Getting healthy has moved up from being a trend to a lifestyle. For some, living and eating healthy are chores they just don’t have time for. Nevertheless, you need to consider your health more so if you’re planning to spend the rest of life with someone and starting a family of your own. There are very simple things you can do to be healthier without making any drastic changes to your way of life.
Get the sleep your body needs.
The number of hours a person needs to sleep depends on many variables but sleeping is non-negotiable. Like a cell phone that needs recharging after hours of use, the body’s energy reserves should be replenished by getting enough z’s.
Inadequate sleep can impair your ability to make important decisions and it can affect your work performance. Besides, not getting enough sleep will make your skin dry. You want to look radiant on your wedding day so although it seems impossible to do so amidst all the wedding preparations, get enough sleep!
Break your fast.
Six to ten hours of sleep is a long time for your body to be without sustenance. This is why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast is not a problem when you have all the time to cook and eat. It’s another matter when you’re busy on the weekdays because you’re always in a hurry to do something or to get to one place or another.
Keep a stash of ready-to-eat and easy-to-prepare food like granola and protein bars, instant oatmeal, and cereals in your pantry. Fruit smoothies are also becoming popular as breakfast items that you can take on the go. Eat breakfast to speed up your metabolism, provide mental clarity, and prevent you from overeating in the latter part of the day that could cause unwanted weight gain.
Love vegetables and fruits.
Most fruits naturally taste good so they’re not hard to like. However, many people seem to have an aversion to vegetables that they had with them since childhood. Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of nutrients, vitamins and fiber so try your hardest to sneak these into your diet.
Juicing fruits with vegetables is a great way to take in their healthy goodness. Eat vegetables when you’re very hungry because there will be a tendency for you to want to eat them again the next time your stomach rumbles.
Hydrate with water.
It is cheap, widely available and helpful in flushing out toxins from the body. It also speeds up metabolism to help your body easily absorb nutrients from the fruits and vegetables you eat. When you’re feeling hungry, try drinking water first because your body’s cry for water may sometimes be confused with hunger pains.
Ideally, you need to drink at least eight glasses of water everyday. Nonetheless, if this seems too much compared to your regular water consumption, gradually increase your intake over the course of a week (or longer, whatever suits you) until you’re able to drink eight glasses.
Take the stairs if you can dispense with the elevator.
Figuratively, this means you need to squeeze in extra activities while doing what you normally do everyday. You can also literally take the stairs if you live on the second or third floor so you get two things done at the same time – getting to your house and exercising. For most, this is preferable than joining a gym or setting aside time strictly for working out.
Being fit and fab on your wedding day is all just a matter of being healthy with your choices and stretching your muscles here and there.