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Honeymoon bound? Here’s almost everything you’ll need. Plus, to look your best on your big day, start now.
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Look and feel your best on wedding day—and beyond.
Exercise is a great way to slim down, de-stress and prepare for your wedding day.
Building muscle boosts your metabolism, which helps you burn fat, says trainer Charlotte Maher of Fit: A Personal Fitness Studio in Wilmington. A combination of weight training, cardio and flexibility will ensure an effective, highly beneficial workout that will help you look great and feel great.
Start with the basics: walk during lunch breaks or run after work. Buy free weights to tone your upper body. Watch your diet.
Brides often under-eat and over-exercise to lose weight for their big day, which can lead to fatigue, so professional advice and guidance is often helpful. The Brandywine YMCA has a Health at Every Size approach. “It doesn’t matter your size as long as you are healthy and happy, and that’s what’s most important,” says Karen Mann, of the Y.
To stay on track with an exercise program, consider hiring a personal trainer or a helper. “Hire a wedding planner or have a friend or family member help you,” Mann says. “But no one can take care of you but you.”
If you only need to be shown what to do at the gym, most offer advice for free. For nutrition and diet information, ask if your gym has a staff dietician to help you make healthy eating choices. —Rachel Lee
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