Win Your Dream Wedding (and lose weight)

by Azure

So, last week I was up in arms about Peta's weight loss contest. This week, there's another contest popping up. I'm not upset about this one, and I'll tell you why: • This contest is for both brides and grooms, it's helping a couple form healthy habits, not encouraging women to lose weight. • This contest focuses on exercise, not diet. • This contest is only targeting people that are really overweight. You have to need to lose between 50-100 pounds, and you have to be...

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Does Being Married Make You Fat?

by Azure

The British press has been agog over a recent British study following 3,000 newly married couples. The study showed that 22% of the brides gained an average of a stone and a half (about 21 pounds) within the FIRST year of marriage. Almost half of the brides said that they were too relaxed with their new husband and 22 percent said they weren't worried about trying to impress their husbands. Nineteen percent of the grooms had noticed, and commented on the weight gain. Hmm, I wonder...

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Top Tips: Getting in Shape for the Wedding, Hiring a Trainer

by Azure

According to the May 2009 issue of Shape Magazine, 48% of brides say they'll exercise to get in shape for their wedding. Whichever half of the group you're in, you'll want to read our latest Top Tips article. Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach Giulia Isetti, of Coaching by G, will give you a whole new perspective on how to think about your body, your health, and your wedding day. She also gives some great advice on how to hire a trainer!

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