Wor­ried sick? Wed­ding­day plan­ning re­quires a healthy per­spec­tive

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um, you can en­sure you’ll be in bet­ter shape both phys­i­cally and men­tally for the big day.

Also, don’t for­get to eat a light meal the morn­ing of your wed­ding. You’ll need fuel to make it through the cer­e­mony, pic­tures and up to the cock­tail hour.

Sense your cy­cle. Stress can ac­tu­ally im­pact a woman’s monthly cy­cle, af­fect­ing ev­ery­thing from the tim­ing of her flow to hor­mones and pain. While some women plan ahead and use the pill to “sched­ule” their pe­ri­ods around their wed­dings, you can’t al­ways en­sure how your body will re­act. Plan in­stead by hav­ing the right tools.

Stop think­ing. Tak­ing a day be­fore the event to do any­thing but think about the wed­ding can stream­line plan­ning and help you get back your fo­cus. Wor­ry­ing 24/7 can cause phys­i­cal prob­lems in­clud­ing mus­cle ten­sion, in­som­nia, headaches, di­ges­tive is­sues, skin ir­ri­ta­tion, anger, sad­ness, or even de­creased li­bido. No mat­ter how fab­u­lous your big day, there’s noth­ing worse than avoid­ing in­ti­macy on your wed­ding night be­cause you’ve wor­ried too much.

Rather than ty­ing the knot with a knot in your stom­ach, Dr. North says you can de-stress by fo­cus­ing on what re­ally counts --your health and the health of your re­la­tion­ship.

Chill out!

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