The Best Ways to Fight a Holiday Hangover
Hangovers don't have to feel as bad or last as long as they often do. Using a few strategies that help professional athletes recover quickly from a big game can help end your misery after a night of too much celebrating.
First, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Most people become dehydrated quickly when drinking alcohol. Avoid sugar-laden sports drinks and reach for electrolyte-enriched water such as smartwater or TEN spring water instead. Next, be sure to eat the right foods. Along with other electrolytes, the body also loses minerals during dehydration—low levels of potassium increase hangover symptoms. Good choices to replace potassium include avocados, cantaloupes, and bananas.
Finally, improve circulation and increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain and throughout the body with restorative yoga. Focus on deep breathing and try lying comfortably on your back while lifting your legs up straight against a wall—or find another position that raises your legs above your heart. Happy New Year!
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