8 Tips to Prevent Getting Sick on Your Wedding Day

I saw this article on bridal tweet and thought I would share it:

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.

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!

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39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 05:10:40

    Thank you for sharing these great tips

    Reply

  2. yollyscott
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 23:56:23

    Excercise is also important.

    Reply

  3. Allison Johnson
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 11:12:52

    good ideas.. i believe 1 and 4 r most important!

    Reply

  4. beethankful
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 15:47:54

    Laughter the best medicine

    Reply

  5. yollyscott
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 18:03:02

    sleep for me

    Reply

  6. beethankful
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:11:46

    have some ME time no matter what you are doing

    Reply

  7. yollyscott
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 11:31:47

    i endorse eating healthy

    Reply

  8. beethankful
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 21:47:46

    a healthy body results in a healthy mind

    Reply

  9. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:45:06

    consider taking birth control pills

    Reply

  10. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:45:21

    meditation

    Reply

  11. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:46:00

    a balanced diet

    Reply

  12. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:46:32

    drink green tea

    Reply

  13. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:47:45

    wash your hands often and properly

    Reply

  14. yollyscott
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:47:59

    avoid touching your face

    Reply

  15. beethankful
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 11:47:30

    YOGA

    Reply

  16. beethankful
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:30:45

    relaxation

    Reply

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