8 Tips to Prevent Getting Sick on Your Wedding Day

 

 

Planning a wedding can be a stressful task and that stress can take its toll on your body.  You’ve worked hard preparing for this day and you deserve to enjoy it!  So, use these 8 tips to stay healthy for your wedding day.

 

1.  Take your vitamins, especially lots of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C can help fight irritability, fatigue, depression and immune system weakness. Take Vitamin C supplements along with your regular daily vitamins to help improve your susceptible immune system in this time of stress.

 

2.  Eat Healthy.

Make sure to consume plenty of nutritious food to nourish your body. Avoid regularly eating fast food and be sure not to skip meals. With an unbalanced diet and a lack of healthy food to fuel your body, you are more likely to get sick while under extra stress.

 

3.  Hydrate.

Being dehydrated can zap your energy level and make you feel tired.  So drink plenty of water. Another benefit to all of that water is that it can help keep your skin clear!

 

4.  Take time for yourself.

You’ve been busy running around with vendor appointments and sketching out your seating chart. Everything seems to be so rushed! Whether it's a quiet bubble bath or a trip to the spa, take some time to relax and unwind.

 

5.   Sleep.

Try to get plenty of sleep. Chances are that you’ve been getting less sleep and may be pulling extra long days. Make a conscience effort to keep a set sleep schedule.

 

6.   Skip Wine at Dinner. :-O

Whether the positive effects outweigh the negative  is uncertain.  Alcohol is considered a sedative and may allow you to fall asleep quickly; but it increases the number of times you wake up later in the night. So, skip that drink at dinner and get a better nights rest.  

 

7.   Cut-back on Caffeine.

Caffeine can cause additional anxiety and irritability. You may already be experiencing these side effects in the days leading up to your wedding.  Why increase the likelihood of feeling this way by drinking caffeine?

 

8.   Laugh!

When you laugh endorphins are released in your brain. These endorphins help to relieve stress and improve your mood.  Laughter also increases the number of immune cells and antibodies that fight infection.  By simply laughing you are creating a happier, healthier you!

 

Credits:

http://www.drugs.com/sfx/caffeine-side-effects.html

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Health-Q--A-Does-Wi...  (According to the National Sleep Foundation, Washington, D.C.)

http://www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/nutrition.html

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