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5 Tips to Stay Healthy for your Winter Wedding

In collaboration with Capri Fiello.

 

Months of planning and thousands of dollars go into your wedding to make it the perfect day. The last thing you want to get in the way are the health problems related to the harsh elements of winter! Follow these quick and simple tips to make sure you go into your winter wedding with excellent health.

Moisturize Skin and Lips

Everyone wants to look their very best on their wedding day. If your skin is dry, red, and cracked, others will certainly take notice. Moisturizing daily is imperative to healthy skin all winter long. Opt for a moisturizer that includes SPF because UV rays from the sun can still cause damage in during the winter! A good lip balm with SPF will also help prevents chapped lips and cold sores. If you do happen to get a cold sore at the last minute, Valacyclovir works great as a 24-hour remedy. The last thing you want before sealing your vows with a kiss is a blemish you could have easily prevented.

Drink Water

It is recommended that at the very least, everyone drink at least eight cups of water every day. Not only can this be another fail-safe to keep your skin from drying out, but there are plenty of other benefits to drinking water as well. Hydration is key for physical performance and can also aid with weight loss if you’re on a wedding diet. Water helps keep your brain sharp too. And when you party too hard at the reception, drinking plenty of water is the best cure for that hangover.

Vitamin C and Supplements

Can you imagine anything worse than having to read your vows with a sore throat or through sniffles? We all know that colds and flus run rampant during winter months, and the best way to combat this is by boosting your immune system. Eating foods with plenty of Vitamin C and taking supplements that strengthen your immune system is crucial. While not for everyone, a further step you may also consider is contacting your physician about a flu shot.

Exercise

This may come as no surprise, but a healthy amount of exercise to compliment a healthy diet is critical! Exercise helps to boost your immune system as well, but bottom line, it just makes you feel better. With shorter days and harsher weather, it can be difficult to go out for a run, so try to mix in some exercises you can do from home. Even just 30 minutes a day can keep you going all winter long, and prepare you for all the dancing you’ll be doing at your reception!

Get Plenty of Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can sometimes be difficult, but it has so many benefits to your health. A full eight hours of sleep does wonders for reducing stress and helping your body to rejuvenate. It can also aid with weight loss! Most importantly, sleep keeps your mind sharp and helps to relieve anxiety. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a real affliction that many suffer from during the winter. If you believe you suffer from SAD, consulting a physician can help you diagnose and treat the issue.

Everyone deserves to be happy and healthy on their wedding day. Keeping these 5 easy tips in mind can really get your body and mind prepped and ready for the big day!

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