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Find out what is happening in Kansas and Topeka in weight loss and wellness.

Book's tips for brides-to-be could keep her slim throughout her life

49 News Topeka, Ks. 11:01 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2007

Shopping for a wedding dress is a highlight for brides-to-be, but it isn't the only detail they have on their minds.

"I just really want to look good in the dress; you know, they always say it's your special day," Bride-to-be Amy Rice said.

Rice just got engaged and is making wedding plans. At the top of her to-do list: toning up.

"I think that's really gonna help the arms, the shoulders, the abs," she said. "Everyone always wants the perfect abs for their honeymoon."

Rice is taking tips from a new book on bridal fitness called,, a comprehensive fitness and nutrition guide by Joseph Arangio.

"Brides-to-be have a built-in deadline, so they're very motivated to look and feel good," Arangio said.

The book suggests wedding-minded workouts for beginners through the super fit. There's also a focus on inner well-being.

"Training, nutrition, sleep and stress management -- create a whole picture of health," Arangio said.

And the wedding day isn't the only goal. Arangio wants brides to make a life-long vow for better health.

"Not only do we want them to feel great and, and look beautiful on their big day, but we want to help them establish healthy habits," Arangio said.

Rice's ready to commit to a long-term fitness relationship.

"I think it's gonna just become part of my everyday lifestyle, that it's gonna be like a habit for me," she said.

Wedding Shape

 We can do this !!!!