Yes| You Can Still Work Out After a Big Night of Boozing
You have a blast out one night with friends| toss back a few drinks too many| and are left feeling awful and stuck with a killer headache the following morning u2014 we’ve all been there. While exercise alone can’t cure your hangover| a light sweat session after a big night out can up your endorphins and help release toxins. To have the most comfortable (and safest) postparty workout ever| remember these tips. And no| the hair of the dog is not included.
| Hydrate| Then Hydrate Some More
After a big night of boozing| be sure to drink plenty of H2O before you go to bed| and start chugging as soon as you wake up the following morning. Rehydrating your body will help you feel more comfortable| stronger| and ready to move. In addition to regular water| sip on a potassium-rich coconut water before your workout to replenish your lost electrolytes even more.
| Don’t Skip Breakfast
It’s important to eat a light meal that will fuel your workout and support your postparty recovery. Steer clear of greasy bacon or a breakfast sandwich| and enjoy a bowl of oatmeal with fresh berries for an easily digested| fiber-filled breakfast that will keep you satisfied. For even more potassium power (a nutrient that’s known to help with hangover symptoms) slice up a banana to top off your bowl.
| Choose the Right Workout
Unfortunately| a tougher workout will not make you feel better sooner. In fact| an overzealous| vigorous workout on a day when you’re feeling less than stellar can worsen your symptoms. When you’re working with a hangover| it’s best to stick with a light and steady cardio session on a treadmill or stationary bike| a restorative yoga class| or a brisk walk outdoors. The fresh air can do wonders when you’re feeling under the weather and zapped of energy.
Most importantly| make sure you’re continuing to hydrate before| during| and after any postparty workout. Once you’ve finished your session at the gym| give yourself time to relax and recover u2014 that’s the very best way to make sure you bounce back as quickly as possible.