The Christmas party season is here and most of us will be enjoying the fun. Louise O’Driscoll, Xen-Do’s affiliated Holistic Health Coach, is here to advise on how to minimise the negative effects of the parties, ease the suffering the next day and avoid hangovers interfering with your Xen-Do kickboxing and martial arts training! Here, she looks at how to deal with the morning after the night before.
The best cure for a heavy night partying is sleep, so get as much of this as you possibly can. But if you have to get up and face the day, steer clear of coffee, which will dehydrate you further, and orange juice, the acidity of which will probably upset your delicate tummy.
Start with water with more milk thistle extract in it and drink plenty of this throughout the day. The milk thistle helps your liver process alcohol and detoxify your system, hopefully meaning the hangover symptoms will be minimised.
A good breakfast is also recommended if you can face it; a smoothie with banana and honey, a cheese omelette or eggs and toast any way you like them will all help you get back on an even keel.
As long as you aren’t totally destroyed, exercise can actually make you feel better, but avoid anything too high intensity – perhaps it’s not the ideal time for a sparring session but a time to practice your basics in the Xen-Do dojo – and ensure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
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