4th tip of christmas- Managing hangovers

I’m sure i’m not the only one who will have a little bit of alcohol over Christmas, and so it’s almost inevitable that there will be some sore heads some mornings. How can we counteract this feeling the day after so that we can still enjoy a tipple or two?

Get active. Being active increases your level of endorphins, the feel-good hormones, which will help you regain the spring in your step. It may be the last thing you want to do due to a heavy head, so make sure it isn’t too full on. Think steady state rather than plyometrics.

Drink plenty of water to make sure you stay hydrated. This will aid in the flushing of toxins from your body. It is best to get fluids in straight away so before you go to sleep drink a pint of water or so and keep a glass next to your bed.

In many cases eating isn’t what you feel like doing but you’ll need to get some vitamins and minerals in you. Try something like Bouillon soup, a thin vegetable-based broth, as it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals, which can top-up depleted resources.

Don’t drink on an empty stomach, and chose a type of alcohol you know suits your system if you do decide to indulge. Choose how many drinks you’ll have at the start of the night and keep a tab on how many you’ve consumed. Have fun kids, but stay safe!

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