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Getting Ready for The Wedding: Groom Edition

Weddings often tend to focus on the bride. Most women have been dreaming of their ideal wedding since their childhood, so it is easy for them to take complete control over the wedding planning process. With the bride often having strong opinions on the colors, decor, and even the invitations, it can be hard for the groom to feel like he is an important part of the planning or the wedding. The bride is also tasked with hiring professionals to help with her hair and makeup. Now, grooms, you may think that you don’t have a lot of involvement in perfecting your look for the big day. While you may not enlist the help of professionals you should be taking the necessary steps to prepare yourself to look and feel your best!

While your bride is completely immersed in the wedding planning, take this time to pamper yourself and get ready for your big day! Here is a wedding preparation timeline for the grooms out there:

Diet and Exercise

4-5 months before

We talk a lot about how the bride wants to look her best on the big day, but what about the groom? As the groom, you often don’t feel as much pressure to reach a level of looking perfect before the wedding. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start to think about how you want to look and feel on your big day! If you know that you would like to start taking steps toward being healthier, then you should start 4-5 months before the wedding date!

Begin to prioritize eating healthy and exercising regularly. If you don’t know where to begin, consult a personal trainer or look for work out guides online. With the time it takes to plan a wedding, you may have to schedule time during your day to make this a priority. This could mean getting up early or putting a hobby on pause during the months before the big day. Make prioritizing your health a couple’s activity that you can do with your bride-to-be. The stress of wedding planning is very real so taking the time to grocery shop together, cook together, and exercise can provide a break. By taking on a healthy goal together, your bond as a couple will grow and you’ll feel so accomplished!

The Suit or Tux?

3 months before ~ 2 weeks before

As you know, the wedding dress is extremely important! Your bride has likely been thinking about the style, the color, and the shoes since you started getting serious. As the groom, you may be thinking that your attire is an afterthought. This is simply not true! You deserve to feel handsome in your suit or tuxedo. Most grooms opt for a black suit with accents, like a boutonniere or pocket square, that matches the wedding’s color scheme. You can make a suit more formal by adding a vest or tie. If you love to add a pop of color, get yourself a cool pair of socks. Every groom should ask their fiancee if she has any expectations about the suit ensemble!

Grooms (and groomsmen) should try on their ensembles three months before the wedding. And if you’ve been actively working on your health, you will want to get a fitting two weeks before the big day! This will give you and your tailor time to make any necessary adjustments without feeling like you’re rushing against the clock! If you’re at a loss for what is appropriate for your wedding, then consider the following things: venue, time of year, and dress code. These three things will help guide your decision! Your venue and dress code often go hand in hand. For instance, your dress code will not be casual if you booked a country club ballroom. The time of year can also affect what you and your guests will wear. If your wedding date in on a hot summer day, your guests will likely be dressed more casually.

New Skin Care Routine

3 months before

Your wedding photos will be a memory that you’ll look at for years after the big day. Of course, the photographer will retouch all of the pictures, but having great skin will help you feel confident and handsome. By starting a skincare routine three months in advance, you give your skin time to become radiant and healthy.

You don’t have to have an intricate 5 step process, but being mindful of how you treat your skin on a daily basis will do wonders. Keeping it simple will help you maintain the new routine. Unless you have serious skin concerns, then cleansing and moisturizing should be your main goals! You should wash your face twice a day- morning and night- and rinse your face after you’ve been sweating heavily. If you have dry or irritated skin, find a hypoallergenic moisturizer to apply after washing your face. When shaving, pair a brand new razor with shaving cream and post-shave balm to calm your skin. Remember razors should be replaced after six to eight shaves to reduce irritation and the possibility of cutting yourself as you shave. When your wedding day arrives, your skin will thank you for all the love and care!

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How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle on Your Vacation to Thailand

Traveling is one of the most pleasurable human experiences. Whether it is for work or pleasure, traveling breaks the monotony of our everyday routines to allow us to have uninhibited fun. As such, very few people carry over their ‘restrictive’ habits to their vacations. One of these ‘restrictive’ habits is maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Just like with any other activity that gives us long-term benefits, maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires consistent work and dedication. Your body will not rev up its metabolism just because you are on vacation. It does not realize that you are just unwinding and having fun.

Thus, the same old principle of a caloric surplus making you gain weight will still apply when on vacation. And because we love sampling local dishes and treats in addition to spending long lazy days on the beach while on our travels, gaining weight becomes that much easier.

However, there are things you can do during your vacation to not only stay healthy, but to also lose weight while vacationing. Here are tips on how to stay healthy in Thailand and lose weight on vacation.

Eat Delicious But Healthy Foods 

Thailand does not discriminate when it comes to food choices. Whether you are a meat lover or vegetarian, there is something delicious for you around the corner. Even though popular dishes tend to vary between the North and the South, you can always count on finding a bit of sweet, spicy, sour, or tangy in almost each dish.

This is because most Thai foods consist of fresh herbs, lime, chili, fish sauce, kaffir lime sauce, garlic, and loads of vegetables. Moreover, these dishes are always freshly-made through steaming, grilling, or slow cooking, thus you are unlikely to find greasy, artificially enhanced options.

Some of the best dishes are typically found in the small stalls in the market areas. These are normally manned by one or two people, and you can expect a wide array of tasty and healthy treats such as sautéed veggies, raw coconut ice cream, fresh pressed juices, or simple grilled meat skewers.

Relax Your Body and Mind

Equally as important as the effort you put into being and staying healthy through workouts and dieting, is rest. Your body needs enough rest so that it can become stronger while your mind needs a break from all of life’s stressors. As such, it is important to find a place such as a secluded beach where you can be away from all the other tourists and parties to allow your body and mind to recharge.

Exotic islands such as Koh Samui, Krabi, or Phuket are among the best places in Thailand to help you get that much-needed isolation. While there, you can sunbathe, walk on the beach, kayak, and finish it off with a spa treatment. This should leave your relaxed, nourished, and invigorated so you can spend your vacation with a healthy mind.

Take on Some Land Adventures

If you are looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight during your travels, activity is key. Try and get in as much time walking around Thailand’s numerous cities as a way of getting exercise.

If you love the countryside more, visit the numerous temples that the country has to offer. If you are the adventure type, head over to Northern Thailand and sample any of the outdoor activities they have to offer. From jungle treks to bike riding, there are many ways activities to help you stay in shape while on land.

Take on Sea Adventures 

If you are a seafarer, then you should find the warm, crystal clear waters of the Thai islands especially inviting. Here, you can engage in various adventures at sea such as scuba diving in Koh Phi Phi island where you will get to enjoy sharing your watery environment with plentiful of fish, coral, sea turtles, manta rays, and even sharks that enjoy the island’s waters.

If scuba diving is too much for you, then you can try snorkeling. It is a much safer alternative but also offers tons of fun as well. The calm and clear waters ensure that you do not have to venture far into the sea in order to see some wildlife.

Moreover, there are other sea sports that you can engage in to get your heart racing and adrenaline surging. These include parasailing and kayaking, and they do not cost a lot. They are so much fun that they make you forget how active you actually are.

Try Some Muay Thai

Even if you are not looking to lose weight while on vacation, it would still be considered if you visited the country and left without learning some Muay Thai basics. Arguably the most revered martial arts sports in the world, Muay Thai boxing appears to be a combination of boxing, Taekwondo, and Karate. Also known as the art of the eight limbs, it turns virtually every limb and joint in your body into a weapon. Thus, a class of Muay Thai is akin to a full body workout. It can be one of the good activities for couples who want to get healthier together.

Being a high-intensity workout, it will force your body to rev up its metabolism so that it can tap into your fat stores for energy. This makes Muay Thai one of the best ways of losing weight in Thailand. Additionally, it will equip you with skills that will make you a total badass. A Muay Thai class is not hard to find as they are all over the country.

Traveling and staying healthy should not be anonymous, you can always find a way of making your vacation work for you in your bid to stay healthy. Nevertheless, health and wellbeing should not be goals, but rather, a lifestyle. This will make it much easier for you to take on the extra effort necessary to facilitate that lifestyle as you will not feel as if it is a job.

The above are tips that should help you stay healthy while in Thailand. Moreover, you can also lose weight while traveling in Thailand. Programs such as Weight Loss For Men Thailand are designed to offer extreme transformations to individuals looking to get rid of extra weight. The Weight Loss for Men Thailand, in particular, utilizes a holistic approach that combines physiological, biological, and psychological aspects of physical weight loss and mental reorganization to ensure that the results are everlasting.

Maintaining A Healthy Heart And Mind

Healthy Diet

The most important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is unquestionably what you eat. You can’t out train a bad diet, or in other words, you can go for a run, swim or cycle for as long as you want but if you don’t eat the right foods it’ll all be a waste of time.

Eating well not only keeps you physically healthy in terms of your weight and vital organs functioning but it also keeps your mind healthy and clear.

So what sort of things should you eat and drink?

Firstly, drinking plenty of water is crucial and it has plenty of benefits such as; increasing energy and relieving fatigue, it promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, boosts the immune system and more. Water is no doubt the best drink to stay healthy but other options are fresh juice, green tea or even milk. You want to avoid drinks which contain a lot of added sugar. Some may not realise but liquid sugar can be even more fattening that sugars in food.

Having a balanced food diet is very worthwhile too. Ensuring you eat a mixture of foods gives you all the different nutrients required to sustain good health. But of course you need to be eating the right sorts of food and not just any junk that may be cheap and easy to get your hands on.

Fruit and vegetables are key ingredients and a great starting point. If you aim to eat 5-6 pieces of different fruit and vegetables each day you’ll be boosting your immune system significantly and in turn reducing the chance of disease and illness.

Eat wholegrain instead of refined grains. For example, look out for wholegrain barley, rice, bread, etc. They contain lots of fiber, help digestion, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure as well as many other health benefits. Refined grains are modified from their natural composition, taking away the components bran and germ which are better for us. So try and limit those refined grains as well as anything containing added sugar. Most foods contain sugar in their natural ingredients, so added sugar is simply unnecessary.

Avoiding bad fats is something that you should try and cement in to your lifestyle because these are the fats that can damage your heart. But what are bad fats and is there such things as good fats? The simple answer to that is yes. Oily fish, nuts, avocados, vegetable oils are all examples of unsaturated good fats and are great but these should be eaten in place of other high calorie foods. But of course there are bad fats too. These are foods like red meat such as beef and lamb. Dairy products such as whole milk, cheese, butter, sour cream and others. Additionally, cutting out or at least reducing the intake of snack foods such as crisps, chocolate, cake, etc. will go a long way to help weight loss.

It’s important to remember that everything in moderation is okay. You still need to enjoy the food you eat.

Exercise

Exercise also goes a long way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Age shouldn’t be an excuse to give up on exercise and any sort of active lifestyle no matter how strenuous or not is better than nothing.

Endurance/Aerobic – These types of exercises are designed to increase your heart rate and breathing. These activities will help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you carry out your everyday tasks. Endurance training will improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. Jogging, Cycling, Swimming or even dancing are all good examples of endurance exercises which will raise your heart rate. Don’t forget to warm up first though to prevent any injury!

 

Strength – Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Even small increases in strength can make a big difference in your ability to stay independent and carry out everyday activities, such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries. These exercises also are called “strength training” or “resistance training.” Lifting weights, own body weight exercises and resistance band training are all ways of improving general strength.

Balance – Having good balance is key, especially for older adults as it helps prevent falls and accidents. It will also help with other general exercises such as lifting weights, running on a treadmill and even stretching. Increasing the amount of lower body strength exercises you do will also improve your balance.

Flexibility – Stretching is incredibly important to reduce the risk of injury. Being flexible gives you more freedom of movement for other exercises as well as for your everyday activities. It’s well worth fitting in stretching in to your workout routine for at least 15 minutes. Yoga is a good activity which helps flexibility and balance for that matter.

Summary

Both healthy eating/drinking and exercise significantly improve our physical and mental well-being. You will notice a huge change in the way you feel by eating better and exercising at least a few times a week. But the key is consistency. If you can constantly eat well and exercise for the majority of the week, every week, you’re guaranteed to feel sharper, happier, stronger and just generally better all round.

 

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How To Stay Fit With Few Simple Tricks

Had you ever asked anyone if it is important to stay fit and healthy in life? Yes! Is the obvious answer, but when you ask them why is it important? You may face a pause. It’s a part of human nature that we only go for those things in which we see a sort of benefit.

Whenever you understand that what benefits you can fetch from the particular task at that time only you get motivated to perform the specific action. Remaining fit and healthy is of the same kind.

Being healthy and fit isn’t a trend. Instead, it’s a lifestyle…

This is so true to remain active you really need to be fit, here I really don’t consider staying thin or thick, just fit. Here are some of the hacks with which you can stay fit and healthy.

  1. Nutrition is important part:

If you really want to lose weight or I can say you want to stay fit, proper nutrition intake is must. Good nutrition is an important part to lead a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy isn’t so easy but yes it is one of the smartest decision that you can make in your life. Here the question rises why?

Eating healthy isn’t so challenging, but it depends on you the way you handle that eating. Eating healthy does also means that you really need to avoid fast food, full calories soda, chocolates and cakes and sodium full food.

  1. Add exercise to your daily routine:

It’s not necessary to stay fit you need to be gym freak. Just because you don’t live near a gym, it really doesn’t mean that you can’t stay fit. You might have heard that each little step make a long journey. Your small actions can make a great change in your daily life. No matter what your schedule is, no matter whether going gym is possible for you or not, still you can have 30 minutes brisk walk daily, avoid elevators and take stairs, don’t go for coffee and sodas, be fit.

The main theme is just to move your body regularly so that the extra calories intake can get burned and no need to start it from tomorrow, go today. For a healthy walk, you must have a healthy environment which you can get in the Residential Projects in Delhi.

  1. Don’t avoid eating:

This is kind of myth that staying without food can make you healthy and fit, instead, you need to eat regularly after 2 hrs. The three meals are must and apart from this, you need to have something timely. Don’t ever think that if you will not eat then you can get slim but instead you will face problems.

According to me, you must eat something when you wake up or before your workout, then a healthy plus heavy breakfast, then after two hrs have some fruits, then jump to your lunch where you must eat proper fiber, vitamins, and proteins. (Avoid carbohydrates from your diet) then have some evening snack then go to dinner where avoid rice and fatty substances.

All in all, continue your eating, but a healthy eating.

  1. Avoid packaged foods and drinks:

Today’s youth has a major attraction towards junk food and soda drinks; they are magnets to them, with which they get attracted.  The packaged and processed foods are just too unhealthy which has a strong composition of sodium which turns out to be fat once in your body.

The best food you can have are nuts, yogurt, fruits, whole grains and veggies and the worst you can have are French fries, potatoes, sweetened beverages, red meats and processed meats.

“Do something that your future self will thank you for”