Recent Fitness/Exercise Posts
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Brides look forward to their last night out as a single lady before their big day. But lately, brides have been opting out of the traditional bar hopping and switching to alternatives that get their heart pumping and sweat flowing. Sounds fun, right? Try a zumba class, a trip to a trapeze school, rock climbing, a ropes course or even train for a triathlon with your best friends. The truth is–you’ll barely be able to get out of bed the next morning, but without the hangover. What do you think? Let us know in the poll below.
By now we’ve all heard Doctor knows best…well, nurses also know a thing or two! LiveSmarter, a blog from The Online Nursing Degree Directory, has published The Pre-Wedding Health Guide: 25 Things Every Bride Should Do to Stay Healthy Before the Big Day to offer suggestions on how to stay healthy during this stressful time.
The top 4 tips include:
1. Eat Well
2. Take a Walk
3. Practice Good Posture
4. Eat some CHOCOLATE!!! – now that’s my kind of health tip!
Do you have any tips of your own?
Newsweek is running a long article on the pressures women are facing to look great for their wedding day and the negatives it can have when women try the wrong methods of weight loss. The article quotes one study that followed 272 engaged women studying their dieting patterns leading up to their wedding.
“The study found that most engaged women choose healthy ways to achieve their goals: they cut the junk from their diet and increase their exercise levels. But the researchers were distressed that more than 20 percent of the women they studied used methods they characterized as “extreme,” including skipping meals, going on liquid diets, fasting, or taking laxatives or unprescribed diet pills and supplements.”
It’s a good article to read if you’re feeling stressed to look like the brides in all the magazines you see on the news stands. You can read the full Newsweek article here.
via Bridal Party
Every year I say I’m going to exercise and eat less over the Thanksgiving holiday and each year I do exactly what I set out not to. But who can blame me with all that’s on TV (Law and Order, CSI marathons) and let’s not forget about the great football games as well. But it’s Monday, which means it’s time to start working the extra calories off. So here’s a link to give you ideas on total body workouts from Women’s Health.com. If you have been working hard this year don’t let it go to waste just because it’s the holidays. Try these workouts or search for others, they have lots of great ideas to get you moving. And if your music is getting old, sample their playlists as well!