Weddings can be “the best of times and the worst of times.” The joy, excitement and dizzying anticipation can often be offset by disrupted plans, unwanted changes, unexpected expenses and emotional meltdowns by just about everybody!
Unless there is an elopement (which brings its own problems!) weddings can be very stressful for everyone! Whether positive or negative, stress can affect people physically and emotionally. With so many things to plan and get done, the bride has the added stress of getting into shape and often puts herself at additional risk by not eating right or overtraining. Guess what the bride gets? Right, additional stress!
Luckily, there are many natural ways that can help the bride-to-be relax and spend more time enjoying the thought of the wedding instead of worrying about it. A few strategies are listed below which should help not just the bride, but anyone in the wedding party!
Yoga and meditation have enormous health benefits and stress-relief is just one of them. It can
help boost the immune system, which makes a person healthier both emotionally and physically. So whether an expert or novice, there are yoga and meditation classes and videos that can guide the bride to becoming less stressed. Meditation by itself is also an amazing way to become more centered and more focused.
As we know, chiropractic care will help the body function better to deal with any added stress by its being adjusted regularly. As the wedding day draws near, any unresolved stress will increase tension, especially in the neck and back, but visiting a cary chiropractor can help reduce the tension and properly align the spine. The chiropractor can also help with your posture with adjusting and teaching you techniques to aid in posture correction. After the adjustment, the bride will feel better, less stressed in addition to feeling more poised and beautiful.
Other Ways to Lessen Stress
Something as simple as listening to soothing music is a great way to decrease stress levels. Music can also be incredibly powerful in boosting your emotional and physical health by slowing the heart rate. Take a walk outside and enjoy nature’s peace. Practice 4 by 4 breathing by breathing in on a count of four; holding for a count of four; exhaling on a four count and resting for a count of four. Repeat. Visualize a peaceful place…or a successful wedding!
Remember to consult a healthcare profession before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program. And remember that after all the planning, it is now going to be the “best of times.”
The Joint offers the best wedding fitness chiropractic care. Visit our Raleigh clinic or one of our offices in North Carolina to know more about our services. See you soon!