If you're like most people, you do your best to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right, getting enough exercise, and avoiding overindulging in adult beverages. However, there most people also have times in their lives when they celebrate a bit too much, and paying the price the next day is no fun at all. Hangovers usually feel somewhat like having the flu only worse. Sufferers may experience throbbing headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and an overall feeling of malaise. Conventional wisdom says that the only true hangover cure is time, and although it's quite true hangovers disappear with the passage of time, especially while lying on the couch under a pile of soft blankets watching Netflix and sipping something warm and caffeinated, many people need to get on with their days and have no time for this type of self indulgence. Fortunately, there are ways to hasten a hangover down the road. Following are three of them.
Go For a Brisk Walk
Although the last thing most people want to do when in the grip of a hangover is to go for a brisk walk, this really does help get the alcohol out of your system. Take deep breaths and long strides, even if you have to force yourself to get started, and you'll feel better by the end of your walk. Because alcohol is a depressant, it can make you feel tired, sluggish, and sad, but exercise releases endorphins that help counteract these effects.
Drink a Bloody Mary and Some Water
The old adage the best way to cure a hangover is with the hair of the dog — in other words, more alcohol — is generally not true, but there is some merit in drinking a Bloody Mary on the morning after. Alcohol depletes nutrients, and traditional Bloody Mary ingredients, such as tomato juice, celery, olives, green beans, pack a heavy nutritional punch. Research also shows that small amount of alcohol temporarily eases hangover symptoms — just don't overdo it. Drip hydration therapy may be the best course of action for those who want to say goodbye to a hangover in a hurry. This procedure involves infusions of solutions containing antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes and is generally offered on a mobile basis so that clients can be treated in the comfort of their own homes. This approach is said to work very quickly, so keep it in mind if you ever need to be ready for an important business meeting on the day after you've celebrated more than you had planned.