Big Day Jitters
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Big Day Jitters

Wedding? New job? Big days can mean big stress. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on ways to be stress free.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Is it healthy to lose weight just to fit into your wedding dress?

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The correct answer is: Crash and fad diets designed specifically to drop weight quickly are not healthy. However, starting a healthy fitness routine and embracing healthy eating habits before the wedding will not only help you fit into the wedding dress, but will help reduce stress levels.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

How do you throw a healthier party?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Instead of focusing on unhealthy habits like calorie-laden treats and a drinking bender, try alternative activities like a spa day party and serve healthy bites like finger sandwiches and fruit and veggie trays.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: You can get rid of a sudden zit the day before a big event.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you have a morning-before disaster on your face, a dermatologist can fix it with an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid. This is a one-time emergency spot treatment; it’s not for regular use.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which secret ingredient from India helps you treat clogged pores in advance of your big event?

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The correct answer is: A mixture of chickpea powder, a little bit of turmeric and almond oil is a great at-home mask that helps tighten pores, exfoliate and soften the skin. Indian brides use this all over their bodies before their wedding.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What should you do to avoid getting sick?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Use these common-sense guidelines to avoid getting a bug before your big day. Additionally, carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What can you do to get better fast if you do get sick right before your big day?

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The correct answer is: To speed up a cold, consume any of these three things at the moment you start feeling symptoms: chicken soup (one cup every four hours), zinc lozenges (one every six hours) and vitamin C (500 milligrams, four times a day).

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

How can you lower stress instantly at any time?

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The correct answer is: Close your eyes and inhale slowly through your nose for a count of 10. Exhale slowly through your mouth the same way. Repeat five to 10 times.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What is the best way to calm jitters before a big event?

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The correct answer is: Visualizing the scenario prior to being at the event is the best plan. Imagine the entire process, including dealing with the crowd and their eyes upon you, from the very beginning of the event all the way through to the end.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How can you get through a big family event without fighting with your family?

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The correct answer is: By acknowledging that family members will not change, and that it's not about you, will make it easier to get along. It is also important to learn to say no; saying yes when you should say no can lead to feelings of resentment and displaced anger.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

When is it not okay for you to drink champagne at a big event?

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The correct answer is: Alcohol can change the way your body responds to a medicine. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist about how it affects your medication prior to drinking champagne.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: You can postpone your period until after the honeymoon.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Women who use the pill can delay menstrual bleeding by continuing to take the hormone-containing pills instead of the hormone-free or placebo pills found at the end of each package. A vaginal ring user can insert a new ring immediately after removing her current ring at the planned time, preventing the trigger for bleeding.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How can you stay fit after the wedding day?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Create good habits early on in your marriage. You wouldn't cancel a work meeting because you didn't feel like going, so don't cancel a workout with your partner just because you aren't feeling up to it.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

How many RealAge years older can one major life event make you?

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The correct answer is: The stress of one major life event makes your RealAge about five years older during the event and for at least one year afterward.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

What time of day should you shop for special-event shoes?

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The correct answer is: Most everyone develops some swelling in their feet by the end of the day. If you wait until later in the day to shoe shop, you will be more likely to avoid getting shoes that are too tight.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How should you fill your plate when faced with a buffet table during an event?

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The correct answer is: You can't go wrong at a buffet if you fill half of your plate with salads and vegetables; one quarter with complex carbohydrates like whole wheat pasta; and one quarter with good lean proteins. Also avoid rich sauces and fried foods.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

How can you curb excessive sweating before a major event?

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The correct answer is: If you really suffer from the embarrassment of over-sweating, try an antiperspirant with boric acid or tannic acid solution as a first step. If that doesn't work, give 20-percent aluminum chloride a try. Put it on at night and wash it off in the morning.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: Botox can stop excessive sweating temporarily.

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The correct answer is: This is true. As a more extreme measure, Botox injections can control excess sweating of the palms, soles and armpits by temporarily blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. This reduces sweating for three to six months.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

How can I avoid bacteria when testing out wedding makeup samples?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Avoid sampling over the weekend when makeup can have the highest levels of bacteria. And don't forget to bring your own mascara!

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What are healthier drink choices at events?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Drink spicy mixed drinks or dark beer, which has fewer calories than sugary drinks and lighter beers. If you’re more into spirits, clear alcohols like vodka are better than darker liquors because they're less likely to cause hangovers. For every cocktail you drink, hydrate with a glass of water.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How many food groups should you hit in your breakfast to get fueled for your big day ahead?

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The correct answer is: Aim for a breakfast that includes three of the five main food groups. Think whole grain, low-fat dairy and fruit.

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