-Cardio to get your blood pumping, circulating fresh energizing oxygen to your face and brain.
-Food that revitalizes your skin, detoxes the stuck toxins out of your system, and awakens your senses, making you appear bright-eyed and bushy tailed (or at least better than road kill).
Hangovers happen when our already overburdened livers struggle to clear out the excessive amount of toxins and chemicals ingested from too much alcohol. Our blood sugar dips. Our bodies are dehydrated, and overall fatigue takes over. Basically, you are creating a toxic internal environment and your body is letting you know.
I know, when you’re hungover or overly exhausted, the LAST thing you want to do is workout. But the fact is that it works. Doing a quick 15 minute cardio workout will help get your blood pumping, pushing fresh oxygen to your brain, flushing toxins out of your system, and making you feel less awful faster. In fact, there’s a good chance you will get over the initial hump all together and start feel pretty great!
When it comes to exercise, cardio is key. The point is not to necessarily engage the muscle, but to get things moving. Get outside and take a brisk walk, bike ride, go on the elliptical, do an aerobics video. You need to get your heart rate up and get a sweat going. Why? You will give your cheeks a natural blush, making your skin appear refreshed and your.
Not in the mood to get outside or head to the gym? Do Quickie Workout in Bed
Do each of these in-bed exercises for 3 minutes:
-Lazy arm circles- small
-Lazy arm circles- big
Twisting yoga poses help to detox the system and energize the body. Try this Seated Twist to wake up and look better- Stat!
-Get out of bed and sit on the floor with your legs extended straight in front of you.
-Bend your left knee and cross your leg over your right, placing your left foot on the floor beside the outside of your right knee.
-Rotate your torso to the left so you are twisting your body.
-Bring your right arm across your body and place your right hand on the floor beside your left butt cheek. Use this arm to help you twist even more.
-Inhale big belly breaths. Hold the pose for 30 seconds. Switch sides.
If you didn’t take precaution last night by eating Bites with Benefits to AVOID this hangover… here’s what you can eat to help get over it faster:
Wheatgrass is a natural detoxifier and energizer. It is said to cleanse the body’s blood and water, hydrating and energizing the cells. Considered a “life sustaining food,” the chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps clear your insides out, naturally deodorizing, enhancing wound healing, maintaining pH balance, healing the intestines, and delivering powerful antioxidants and enzymes to support the body both inside and out. Drink a glass at the end of the night for instant detoxifying and hydration, then again the morning after to further detox and energize.
Whole Grains are packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E. They are also filled with the Vitamin B complex maintains skin moisture. It actually releases energy from food for skin metabolism, thus functioning as a detoxifying Vitamin. Keep your skin smooth with a diet of whole grains!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids like salmon, soybeans, tofu, flax seeds, and walnuts help relieve headaches by lessening inflammation, fight off fatigue, and bring the look of life back into skin and hair by infusing the cells with moisture.
Wasabi helps to increase circulation and promote oxygenation of cells, brightening and stimulating the skin, even acting as a pout plumper when applied directly to your lips! The potent plant helps strengthen the body’s antioxidant defenses and aiding the skin against free radicals.
Still not feeling so hot? Do your best to power through the day knowing that you will sleep so well tonight!