Staying Healthy

How to avoid being run down in the run up to your day


Whether it’s horrible hay fever or a streaming cold, no bride wants to sniffing and sneezing her way down the aisle on her wedding day.

The best way to ensure you’re in good health on your wedding day is to stay as fit and as healthy as you possibly can. You can do this by making sure you get enough sleep, taking vitamin C and exercising regularly. We have an article on easy ways to get healthy here. Eating a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day helps to keep you healthy, and if you know that you are prone to hay fever, it’s a good idea to stock up on anti-histamines to make sure you keep runny eyes and an itchy nose at bay.

It’s easier than you think to incorporate five portions fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet. Having a 200ml glass of fruit juice is one portion — go for orange juice to get the added vitamin C. Slice a banana up with your breakfast cereal for another dose of fruit, and snack on apple slices or carrot sticks and a healthy dip throughout the day. Eat a tomato salad for lunch and serve up a portion of vegetables with your evening meal to raise your fruit and vegetable count even higher. You could even mix fruits like strawberries and bananas together in a blender to make a delicious smoothie, and have a fruit salad for dessert.

All that healthy eating combined with exercise and plenty of water will make you feel rejuvenated and raring to go, as you’ll be hydrated and getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay well. A balanced diet will give you more energy which means you’re less likely to feel run down — this is good news for those that feel physically run down when they’re stressed, as planning a wedding can be very stressful indeed!

Avoid fad diets though — you can see why they’re no good for you here.

Other ways to ensure you’re not held back by illness in the run up to your wedding include avoiding people you know to be ill; a little harsh but can you really take any chances? It’s also a good idea to visit your pharmacist and ask what vitamins and supplements they can recommend to give your health a boost. Many places sell vitamin C tablets, cod liver oil capsules and Echinacea, which can cut your chances of catching a cold by half!


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