I sure hope everything was merry and bright for you this season. Lets talk about the Holiday Hangover that you get, not always from drinking a lot, but from eating a lot of sugary treats, fat and juicy laden pastries, cheese filled, sugar encrusted, and all other sorts of deliciousness. All can leave you feeling groggy, gorged and gritting your teeth at loud noises.
Here are some of my personal favorite cures for these ails.
1- Peppermint tea. Helps aid in digestion so you don’t feel gasy and bloated.
2- Water. Duh! This one is a no brainer, but really measure out that you’ve drunk at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces. This will help flush the yuck from your body and saturate your cells with fresh goodness!
3- Rest up! Make sure you’re getting your optimal 7-9 hours of sleep. Figure out what your optimal is by writing in a sleep journal. Logging your Z’s and your mood for the next day. You’ll start to see a pattern.
4- Take a deep breath! Breathe in through you nose for 4 counts, hold for 2, exhale out your mouth for 4 counts, and hold for 2 and repeat until you feel refreshed and invigorated.
5- Down dog! Yoga helps with blood flow, breathings, and creates feel good endorphins. Take it nice and easy to ease away the hangover. Hold each pose for 5 breaths and close your eyes to really feel the pose.
These are not just temporary fixes, these are good things to help you always be healthy and feel alive. Life is too short to sit on the couch and watch the kids play and have all the fun. Get up and join them. Take care of yourself! You deserve it!