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How to Build Up Energy for the Wedding Day

Maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that you're in great shape for your wedding

By MiShaun Taylor

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Planning a wedding can be fun and exciting during the first months, but many brides and grooms feel drained and eager for the day to be over when they near the end of the planning process. Since you have spent so much time planning for the big day, you don't want to feel like a zombie by the time it finally arrives. There are several different ways you can rev up your energy to feel refreshed for the ceremony.

  • What You Need to Know
  • Sleep, exercise and a well-balanced diet are the three keys to recharge and regain your energy for the big day approaches.
  • Incorporate as much time as possible for healthy activities into your daily schedule to achieve a balance of work and living healthy.

Step 1:

Schedule time to relax. Planning your wedding can be one of the most exhausting periods of your life. There are so many deadlines to keep up with that you often find little time to stop and smell the roses -- unless you happen to be picking out flowers for your wedding that day. However, it's important to pencil in some time to unwind. Get as much done as early as possible during the planning process. As the wedding approaches, you will likely be running around taking care of last-minute details, which will be much easier if you don't have a million things going on at once. It would be wonderful to spend the last couple of months before the wedding relaxing to help build up your energy for the big day. If you can't block off that much time, fit in as much relaxation time as possible. Go get a massage one day when you can afford a break.

Step 2:

Eat a balanced diet. One of the most important ways to build a healthy energy level is to eat healthy foods. A balanced diet will help boost your energy, while a diet high in fat will make you sluggish. Eat three balanced meals each day with snacks in between. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day.

Step 3:

Get some shut-eye. In order to feel refreshed, you need to get the proper amount of sleep each night. Seven to eight hours would be ideal, but get at least five hours of sleep each night. Attempt to get yourself on a regular sleep schedule. Even small changes in sleep habits can cause a decrease in energy.

Step 4:

Get some exercise. The more you exercise, the faster your energy levels will rise. Get into a regular habit of exercising by increasing the amount of steps you take each day. Walking is a great form of low-impact aerobics to get you on the path to better physical fitness. Exercise will also help you sleep at night and will make you feel better in general because of the chemicals released during exercise.

Step 5:

Relax through physical activities. If you're really good, you can kill two birds with one stone -- exercise and relaxation through yoga. Simply practicing breathing techniques taught in yoga can help you build your energy. It's a type of martial arts that is slow-paced and is practiced for various health reasons.

  • Tips & Warnings
  • If you have trouble falling asleep at night, avoid drinking caffeine in the evenings and practice relaxation techniques before bed.
  • Tai Chi is a form of exercise that is great for relaxation and building energy.
  • If you're always on the go, keep a granola, energy or power bar in your purse so you consistently have something to snack on if you don't have time to stop for a meal.

About the Author

With more than 15 years of writing experience, MiShaun Taylor specializes in wedding-related articles.

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