Safe and Healthy Wedding

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Photo: Newly wedsAs you plan your wedding day and new life together, don't forget to add health and safety to your "to do" list.

 

Photo: A bride in running shoesAs you plan your wedding, make sure you make decisions that support your mental and physical health. Add to your "to do" list things to keep you safe and healthy before and after the wedding. Learn wedding health and safety tips.

Promoting a Healthy Mind and Body

Make healthy choices to help you look and feel good, not only for your wedding, but also for a lifetime. Having a healthy body includes eating right, getting at least 2½ hours of physical activity a week, and not smoking. Are you concerned about your weight? Achieve and maintain a healthy weight by eating healthy, being active, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses. Avoid crash diets.

Planning a wedding and getting married can be stressful. Everyone has stress, but when stress makes us more likely to get sick, we need to pay attention. Learn easy ways to manage stress, including getting enough sleep, setting limits, and relaxing.

Planning the Wedding and Other Events

Photo: Newly wed couple on the beachThere are many ways to make health a priority in planning the wedding and related events. Prepare or provide healthy meals, appetizers, snacks, drinks, and desserts. Choose smoke-free venues. Reduce the likelihood of injury by choosing and placing decorations in such a way that they do not increase the risk for falls, burns, or other types of injuries.

Preparing for Your Honeymoon

Whether it's by car, plane, train, ship or foot, take steps to stay safe and healthy during your honeymoon. Plan ahead. To lower your risk for illness and injury, check health scores for cruise ships; learn about common diseases for the area if traveling abroad; get vaccinations; and pack and use sunscreen, insect repellent, and appropriate safety gear for activities (such as helmets, life jackets, and knee pads).

Being True to Yourself

Ask yourself a few questions. Is there any abuse or violence in your relationship? Is anything interfering with your ability to be safe and healthy or increasing your risk for disease or injury? Are you depressed or feeling anxious? See your health provider, a counselor, or others for help.

Learn more about these wedding health and safety tips!

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