10 Exercises to Do Depending On the Style of Your Wedding Dress 

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I was in some sort of Interwebs rabbit hole recently, and I’m so glad I was, because I stumbled upon this Cosmo post that broke down 10 different style of dresses, and then, for each, detailed an exercise to do that would target the body part really being shown off in that particular style.

It’s so great! They specify the dresses they give as examples as bridesmaid dresses, so by all means, include this link in the email when you announce your declared dress of choice to your girls—but the same advice totally works for wedding dresses, too. Just choose the neckline or silhouette that applies to you—from a deep V neck or low back to strapless or one-shouldered—and do a few reps of the recommended move every night before you go to sleep. (Because bonus: They can each be done in your home; no gym needed.)

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Study: Marriage Has More Health Benefits for Men Than Women

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There have been so many studies done to investigate the link between marriage and health, and for the most part, researchers have found that being married is good for you—whether that means that because of your union, your hubby goes to the doctor more often or you have a lesser risk of heart disease.

And what’s becoming even more clear these days, though, is that while the positive health effects of marriage are numerous, men actually tend to benefit from them way more than women do.

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Get Your Abs in Shape for the Big Day With These 4 Philly Fitness Classes

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Unless your wedding dress is a huge fluffy number that conceals any evidence of your waist, chances are that one of the major goals of your pre-wedding workout regimen is to carve out toned abs—or a flat stomach—by the time your Big Day arrives. (We’ll venture to guess that your approaching honeymoon also offers plenty of incentive to tighten your tummy.)

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Study: Get That College Degree Before You Get Married, Or Risk Becoming Obese

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Recently, a bunch of researchers from a bunch of universities (North Carolina, Colorado and Alabama at Birmingham, to be exact) published some findings in the Journal of Heath and Social Behavior that laid out a link they had noticed between marriage, college degrees, and weight gain.

Namely, they have declared that if you tie the knot before landing that four-year degree, you are 65 percent more likely to become obese once you are officially hitched.

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Brides: Here’s Why You Should Check Out Ame Salon and Spa’s 12-Day Detox 

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If you’ve ever enjoyed a pedicure, four-handed massage or blowout at Wayne’s so-lovely Ame Salon and Spa , then you might be interested to know that later this month, they are kicking off a 12 Day Detox program that is so up the alley of all you brides looking to get a jumpstart on healthy habits for your get-dress-ready diet and workout routine.

It’s being run by the spa’s certified health coach, Alyssa Rodgers, who has a master’s degree in public health and who loves to work with people to keep health and fitness as a constant in their lives. This is the deal:

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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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