10 Healthy Foods & How to Incorporate Them Into Your Pre-Wedding Plan

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We know that ever since that ring landed on your finger, the chances that you’ve been making some changes both at the gym and in the kitchen are very high. (Especially if you’ve already gotten your dress, and very specific images of low-cut backs and fitted bodices are dancing through your head.)

That’s why we’re always happy to share health, fitness and nutrition inspiration with you when an extra good piece of it crosses our desks, and the cool ladies at Be Well Philly were just talking about this particular topic this week: With some healthy foods, unless you’re preparing them and eat them with certain methods and in certain ways, you won’t actually get all the health benefits you can from them.

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These are the Foods You Should—and Should Not—Eat on Your Wedding Day

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Despite all of the effort couples put into the food that’s served on their Big Day, one of the most common remarks we hear from brides post-wedding is that they never got a chance to eat—whether you’re stuck posing for photos during cocktail hour, too nervous and excited to stomach a meal or too busy mingling with your guests to sit down for dinner, food can easily become an afterthought.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Be Well Boot Camp—Plus, a Discount Just for PW Readers!

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See you on June 6th!

If you’re not yet in the loop about Be Well Boot Camp—the yearly, ladies-only health and fitness event put together by our pals and colleagues over at Be Well Philly—today’s your lucky day: We have all of the awesome details about this year’s lineup of workout classes, culinary demos and Q&A sessions—not to mention a discount code just for PW’s lovely readers—all of which are sure to get you on track to looking and feeling your best by the Big Day.

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5 Fitness Instructors Share Their Top Tips For Getting in Wedding-Ready Shape

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For many brides-to-be, nailing down a fitness routine and establishing healthy eating habits are a big part of preparing for the Big Day. Whether your goal is to look fabulous in your dress or you simply want to feel your very best as you walk down the aisle, there’s no better time to motivate yourself to get in shape than in the months leading up to your wedding.

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Listen Here: This Playlist Is Perfect for Your Bridal Bootcamp Workouts—and for Your Wedding Reception 

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So Jon Ardito over at Philly’s JAE Entertainment sent us this Bridal Bootcamp playlist, which he put together using songs from the company’s bands’ and DJs’ playlists that get people dancing at wedding receptions—and that also make for great pump-you-up workout songs.

We thought it was pretty great as far as champagne-soaked dancing goes (you know, our area of expertise), but just to be sure it met with approval for working up a sweat, we checked in with our buds over at Be Well Philly, since they are kind of the experts around here in workout playlists.

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This Couple’s Crazy Crossfit Engagement Photos Have Gone Viral—and Are Seriously Amazing 

We love when a couple decides to do something that’s really different and so them for anything to do with their wedding—especially when they really commit. You know, like when this couple completely killed it with their Star Wars-themed wedding or when this couple sent out a save-the-date video à la The Walking Dead.

Or, when a couple did an entire engagement shoot in their Crossfit gym doing Crossfit photos:

One sneak peek from a SUPER and unique esession from last night! Stay tuned for more photos this afternoon…..

Posted by Cricket’s Photography on Friday, March 13, 2015

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Study: Marriage Officially Linked to Good Vascular Health

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Not surprisingly, we have long touted the benefits of marriage on this blog—including, specifically, the health benefits! Not only does marriage make you want to take better care of yourself—studies have shown that being married literally does translate to good things inside your body.

The latest: Marriage is even good for your blood vessels!

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9 Tricks That’ll Help You Do Your Wedding Workout In the Morning

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We often hear from brides that even if they weren’t a morning-workout person before that sparkly ring landed on their finger, that they’ve tried to morph into one as much as they can during their wedding-planning months. It just leaves more time after work for any wedding-related research, errands or appointments that might pop up—and, you know, for just taking a minute to breathe.

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Bridal Fitness: 11 Expert Exercise Tips For Busy Brides

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With the dress fittings, cake tastings and vendor meetings that occupy a bride-to-be’s calendar, it can be a challenge to fit exercising into the mix as well. Despite the desire to get in dress-ready shape for the Big Day, many brides find that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish an entire list of wedding to-dos and hit up the gym for a sweat session.

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