The 5 Best Health Hacks to Soothe Stressed Out Brides Sep11


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The 5 Best Health Hacks to Soothe Stressed Out Brides

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Most couples find that wedding planning is stressful, according to a survey from Zola. Your life is changing in big ways—but are you ready? You may have planned for every possible mishap on the big day, that much is true. But if you’re not focused on your health, it might all be for nothing. The combination of stress and a long to-do list might be affecting your overall health. Fortunately, these hacks can help soothe those frayed nerves and get you back to baseline.

Make Sure You Stay Hydrated

One of the simplest pre-wedding hacks out there is drinking more water. From contributing to a healthy immune system to helping your digestive system get back on schedule, water is essential to your health. Lack of water can also cause kidney and urinary tract problems—two issues you definitely don’t need on your wedding day. The good news is even water-filled foods like grapefruit and watermelon can help your body get the hydration it needs.

Get Enough (or More) Sleep

When you’re in a hurry to nail down wedding details, sleep might be last on your list. After all, you’re too excited to sleep anyway! But missing out on your Z’s not only makes you look tired—it can affect your mental and physical health, too. Plus, sleep deficiency is commonly linked to ailments like diabetes and heart disease.

While you may not be able to truly catch up on your sleep pre-nuptials, getting a few more hours each night can make a huge difference in your appearance and how you feel. So, get yourself a good sleep mask, turn up the white noise, and catch a few extra winks.

Fill in Missing Nutrients

No doubt you’ve been busy as a bride-to-be. From fittings to tasting appointments to venue tours, there’s a lot going on. At the same time, you’re likely aiming to stay healthy by eating lean protein and fruits and veggies. But even with a low-calorie yet healthy diet, you may be missing crucial nutrients.

The right multivitamin can add key nutrients back into your diet. Getting vitamin reserves back up can help positively impact your energy levels and gut health. Of course, the vitamin you choose needs to have bioavailable forms of nutrients. Bioavailable ingredients in vitamins (and real food) are easier for your body to handle and deliver the highest level of nutrition to your body.

Schedule Down Time

With all the running around you’re doing, it might slip your mind that “me” time is a priority, too. But experts say one of the best ways to de-stress is to make time for yourself. “Me time” is an excellent way to zero in on how you’re feeling and dissolve stress. Doing the things you enjoy can bolster your mental health, of course. But stepping away from chaos is just as effective in cutting down on outside pressure.

Then again, socializing is another helpful way to reinvigorate yourself. But you should separate time with your family and friends from wedding planning tasks to keep yourself sane. Go out with the girls, have a barbecue with your family, or kick back and have a movie night with friends, and start feeling more like yourself again.

Delegate Tasks to Friends and Family

One of the perks of wedding planning is your family and friends are more than willing to help. And according to Insider, the top three stressors of wedding planning include taking care of the guest list, nailing down a venue, and getting all the crucial tasks done. Delegating tasks to others means you must loosen your control over the entire event, of course, which can bring up more complex emotions. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed from the planning, asking for help is better than pushing through it on your own. 

However you manage your big day, following a healthy regimen and freeing up some of your time means you can spend more hours decompressing instead of stressing. Ultimately, you’ll thank yourself for it on your wedding day—and you’ll look and feel healthier for it, too.

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