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Who wants great hair? Men and Women of all ages. Go get Biotin? You can do better!

Biotin

We recently posted about “What to look for when in the market for a good B Complex supplement”. One of the ingredients in a good B Complex is Biotin. We see lots of “pins” of Biotin supplements on Pinterest boards for hair, skin, nails, beauty, and wedding prep. The brands typically shown are … meh.

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How to get fit for summer? Cardio!

Do you have a big event this summer and you want to look and feel your best? Whether it is a wedding, 4th of July party, family reunion, high school reunion, or you have been slacking on your fitness routine, do a cardio challenge to get yourself ready.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for the night before your big day. The 7 healthiest things to do.

Take a deep breath and enjoy the next 48 hours that you have been dreaming of and preparing for over the last year. Here are the  7 healthiest things to do the night before, starting in the late afternoon or early evening:

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Wedding Wellness Question? Did you or will you workout on your wedding day? Why, when, & how?

We can see both sides of the story. For some of you, adding a workout to your wedding day will be the most routine thing you do on the big day. You will find value and calm by making sure you have time for a workout. Many of you know the workout high will also keep you coasting throughout the day.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 1-2 weeks out. 10 healthy things to do as much as possible.

Do as many of these things as possible, as much as possible, within the 14 day period leading up to your wedding day to set yourself up for looking and feeling your best.
If you don’t put off planning for this, and if you have accomplished everything else on your regular wedding planning check list, you can easily make time for these 10 healthy things.

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10 Steps to a Healthy Body and Mind on your Wedding Day.

1. Take your supplements – Use a B complex for energy, beautiful skin, and healthy metabolism. B’s get depleted easily when you are busy multitasking. Additionally, adrenal support supplements can help you feel calm and refreshed, inhibiting fatigue and tension as to-do lists grow!

2. Exercise – Exercising will help you get toned up for the big day, plus it’s a great stress reliever. Find something that you enjoy that will keep you motivated – cross train and explore new activities. When all else fails, something you can easily do everyday, no matter what – power walk!

3. Drink a lot of water -This is the beauty secret you always hear about because it works! Being properly hydrated makes you look & feel so much better and can help calm hunger sensations. Try water with fruit and citrus for a nice variety and antioxidant boost!

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Go barefoot at your wedding!

How to go barefoot and still be wedding day appropriate.

  • Make sure to get a special pedi for you and your husband to be….if one is forgoing shoes, you both should. Your honey’s toes should look wedding day ready as well.
  • If your guests have the option to go barefoot as well you’ll want to provide a shoe valet station where they can sit and take off their shoes. Providing somewhere to store or keep their shoes is important as well.
  • I love offering dry paint brushes in cute pails to your guests after the ceremony. They can dust off their toes and slip their shoes back on for the rest of the festivities.
  • Make sure guests are aware they are attending a ceremony on the beach. You want to make sure they feel comfortable with their attire if they will be on sand part of the time.
  • For brides, jewelry designers have come up with some beautiful designs to wear on your feet. Something pretty to dress up the barefoot look!

Why should you go barefoot at your wedding?

The science behind the health benefits:

Many people notice that they feel better when they walk barefoot on the Earth. Such contact is known as Earthing or grounding. Recent research has explained why this happens.

Our immune and circulatory systems function optimally when our bodies have an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may help prevent chronic disease, the diseases of aging, and the aging process itself.

A variety of measures of physiological stress have been used to show that the person who is grounded is less stressed and more relaxed. It has been suggested that the modern epidemic of chronic and stress-related diseases began when the leather that was used to make the soles of shoes was replaced with rubber and plastics. When leather becomes moist, as a result of perspiration from the feet, a channel of conductivity for electron flow is created between the Earth and the feet. Rubber and plastics are electrical insulators and therefore block the beneficial flow of electrons from the Earth to our bodies.

Finally, research in the field of biomechanics show that many foot and back problems are partly caused by stresses and strains created by wearing shoes, which force us to stand and move in ways the human body was not designed for.

To have a barefoot wedding, follow Nicole’s tips and then reap the extra good energy that will be flowing during the ceremony because you are grounded, especially if  the people around you are too. Keep in mind that human touch is even more powerful when grounded so embrace this healthy wedding day option to start your marriage off on the right foot!

The information about being grounded courtesy of the Earthing Institute

Article and video by Dr. Mercola on this subject.

Barefoot wedding tips from wedding planner Nicole.

 

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Get the Goji Glow! 10 healthy reasons to eat Goji Berries

Goji is a fruit popular in Tibet, China and the Himalayas. This berry is said to have various beneficial properties, and those who include it in their diet are said to live a long and healthy life. As a Chinese tonic herb, for best results, they should be consumed everyday. With regular consumption, they can’t help but bring out a natural healthy glow.

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Wedding Wellness Wishes: B Hold B True B Faithful B Loved B Healthy

B Beautiful B Forever B Sure B Strong B Amazing B Graceful B Gorgeous
B Brilliant B Radiant

‘B’ ing Healthy is a Wedding Essential. So you can B the best you can B  on your wedding day and everyday!

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Brides get out your planner and schedule 30 minutes of heart pumping activity everyday!

Goal: 30 Minutes of Heart Pumping Activity Everyday Walking, jogging/running, biking, group fitness class, rollerblading, skiing….. You get the idea, anything that is fun/enjoyable/do-able for you. The best time to do your exercise is ANY TIME that you will do it and is most convenient for you.

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Wedding planner Nicole Kaney shares her a-ha moment when discovering high quality supplements.

After wrapping up my last wedding of the season I packed up my car & dog and we headed to meet my husband for the summer in Washington, DC. We had a slew of visitors and had fun living in a big city. A few weeks later I was beat! Everything had caught up with me and I needed to kick start my immune system. I felt so run down and sleep wasn’t helping enough. I knew I needed to try some supplements & vitamins.

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Facial Rejuvenation – Acupuncture For A Beautiful Bridal Party!

Let’s face it: plastic surgery is pricey, risky, and can leave you looking less “I am so relaxed!” and more “I am constantly surprised!” There’s an easier, safer way to look and feel like a healthier, more refreshed you.

A lot of folks know about acupuncture’s stellar effect on pain; some people even know that acupuncture is fantastic for digestive upset, difficult menstruation and menopause, and mood fluctuations.

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Laughter is the best Medicine! So we give you this: “Things Brides Say”

This is a compilation of what we have all heard before and what friends in the industry have shared. This list of things brides say is reported by florists, caterers, makeup artists and photographers, so everyone has a different take on what they hear. Please share in the comments below if you have ones to add. Maybe someone with some acting and filming talent will want to produce their rendition like the classic Lululemon video “Shit Yogis Say“.

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Wedding / Health Planner – Version 1.2 for 9-12 months out. Get healthier, more fit, and less stressed.

15 things you should be sure to do 9-12 months from your wedding date to make sure you are as healthy and happy as possible. Copy paste these into your to-do list or planner. Most on-line wedding planners and calendars have a place for you to insert added to-do beyond what they recommend.

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Emotions run high on your wedding day, doing the victory pose can help you in the following ways:

It is your big day and there is a lot of celebrating going on! One of the most natural and automatic gestures seen during weddings is a triumphant “V for Victory” pose. This is a power pose, it can raise testosterone and lower cortisol and you should embrace its benefits on your wedding day and everyday!

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