Among the various elements of wedding planning, rarely do you think about the impact the lead up to the big day can have on your mind and body. Of course, everyone wants to look good on the wedding day, which usually means dieting and slimming down, but couples should take care to ensure they are healthy and happy together.

Ditch the diet

We all know that to truly be healthy, you need to change your lifestyle, not just your diet. Chances are, if you take up some fad or extreme diet to lose weight, it will steadily pile back on again. Instead, focus on eating the right foods, drinking plenty of water, and staying active.

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The benefits of yoga are extensive, and it is the perfect activity for the two of you to engage in together. Find out what classes are in your area and make a pact to go together. You will find that not only is your body stronger and more flexible, but your mind is too. A great workout, stress-reliever, and couple activity. You will walk away feeling like Buddha.

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Dance classes

During your wedding planning, the issue of a first dance may come up. While traditional first dances opt for a ballroom style, many modern couples are taking a more comical route, with some pretty intense and complex routines involved. Either way, this is a great opportunity to get ready for your floor debut and get some exercise in. Whatever your dance style, find an instructor or dance class in the area where you can participate together in the weeks leading up to your wedding.

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Cooking together

Eating right is of course important for staying healthy. A healthy and money-saving option is cooking at home, where you can keep an eye on what’s going in your food. Make an event of cooking together; find recipes that are new and delicious, put some music on, have fun creating your meal. It’s important to have time together that isn’t around wedding planning. Cooking together can be fun, relaxing, and healthy.

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A healthy mind is important for your well-being, especially during wedding planning. What with a million things on your to-do list, your mind is probably feeling the strain already. Engaging in a little meditation is a huge help for both of you. Learning the art of meditation doesn’t have to be a big event; once you learn the basic techniques, you can practice this anytime, anywhere.

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Indulgence night

Pick a night every week where you allow for a little indulgence. Maybe it’s Netflix and Chill night, maybe it’s going to your favorite restaurant, or maybe you just fancy a take out. A healthy lifestyle means everything in moderation…including moderation. Don’t be afraid to indulge in junk food every once in a while – it’s a great way to take a load off together.

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