Brides are often nervous about how they will look on their big day. Will I fit into my wedding dress perfectly? How will I look on the wedding night? All these questions and more may pile up the pressure and give you unnecessary wedding blues.
But there are several fun ways to ensure you look your best in that stunning gown without having to take drastic measures. Among our favorites are:
A leisurely dip in the pool may be just what you need to unwind from all the pressures of wedding planning. But this perfectly manageable routine also works wonders on your physique by toning muscles while providing great cardio exercise.
Another plus side of swimming is you can enjoy it with your significant other or friends. It’s not that hard to get swimming buddies who will help you keep up the practice. You will be surprised what a 1hr swim twice a week for 3 months will do for your arms, abdomen, calves and thighs.
Before you run for the hills at the thought of contorting into unimaginable positions, hear me out. Yoga is becoming a worldwide phenomenon because of its obvious benefits. This age old workout provides both strength and flexibility training without the use of external aids such as weights.
This means you can learn to do it even from the comfort of your home. With a combination of breathing and stretching techniques your whole body will benefit, including your mind. Yoga will tone and firm muscles, give you clear skin and a balanced peaceful mind.
Our modern lifestyles provide conveniences that prevent us from using nature’s own formula for exercising- walking. But scientists have been telling us for ages that this simple and functional use of our bodies is great for weight loss and general health.
So many muscles are utilized when walking. Your calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, lungs, arms, shoulders, amongst others all stand to gain if you walk more often. So try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the supermarket instead of driving or take hikes in scenic trails where you will also enjoy fresh air. Walking also clears the mind, apparently due to increased oxygen supply to the brain.
Wait a minute, I don’t mean eat just anything. People often think that not eating i.e fasting/dieting is the best way to lose weight and get in shape. I offer a different approach here. How about learning to cook and eat healthier foods? Trying new recipes with fat burning and anti oxidizing ingredients is a great way to develop better eating habits for long term fitness.
Your body will show its appreciation, with weight loss, clear skin, more energy and overall wellness. So don’t starve yourself or binge on junk food in anxiety! Use the same resources to research yummy and wholesome treats you can enjoy without packing on extra pounds.
So now you know. Getting fit doesn’t have to involve sweaty workouts at the gym if that is not your thing. It also doesn’t mean surviving on celery sticks and carrots. You can develop a healthy attitude towards fitness wit these fun and effective ways.