Hair of the dog?

If you do end up with a hangover, what can you do to treat the symptoms?

-Drink as much water as you can before hitting the sack and keep more by the bed to slurp if you wake in the night.
-Continue drinking plenty of water the next day. Also have some fresh juice to give yourself a vitamin boost.
-If you really need it, take a painkiller – a soluble one is good for a headache and gentle on the stomach.
-Try a re-hydration treatment sachet – they replace lost minerals and salt.
-Avoid caffeine (tea or coffee or energy drinks) – these may give you a slight temporary lift, but they may also dehydrate you further.
-Eat something – bananas and kiwis are a good source of potassium (something you lose with the diuretic effect of alcohol).
-Go for a gentle stroll if you feel able and get some fresh air and light on the face.
-Avoid hair of the dog – it only delays the problem. Falling into the habit of attempting to drink off hangovers can be seen as one of the first signs that you are becoming dependent on alcohol.

Published by Aimee Pearce

I help busy women to enjoy fitness so they feel stronger, physically & mentally. Qualified personal trainer.

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