Last week, we posted an article with Don’s best tips for staying on track with your fitness goals through the party-like atmosphere of the summer weekends and holidays.
But, the preparation is only half the battle. How you recover from those longer nights out is also super important for preserving your progress—especially when a few drinks, some sugary sweets, and other indulgences are involved.
In the second half of the this post, (click here for tips to prepare for the weekend) Don drops his best tips for caring for your body–and maintaining those abs– after a long night out.
GET YOUR SWEAT ON
One of the quickest ways to start feeling better and fast track through a hangover is to accelerate the detoxification process. Sweating out those toxins can be a great remedy. Don is a huge fan of infrared saunas. But, if not available, an easy movement-based sweat session or a gentle hot yoga class are great options as well.
Drinking adequate amounts of water alone is not enough to rehydrate. Consuming high quality salt filled with electrolytes is key to regulating the water content of your body. Don recommends a Celtic gray salt or pink Himalayan salt for the best mineral absorption. A pinch in some lemon water or a sprinkle over your egg breakfast will go a long way to helping you feel better.
EAT FRESH FRUIT
Consuming fruit ensures that your body has the building blocks to make other compounds that act as natural anti-oxidants. Fruits also contain nutrients like vitamins and minerals that aid in cellular repair. For maximum benefit after a night of drinking, Don says that watermelon, oranges, and avocados are the best choices to replace these vital nutrients.
TAKE A NAP
We all know that recovery happens as we sleep. Taking a nap after a long summer day can help replace the rest your body needs to recover from any excess stress. Don adds that catching some much needed z’s can aid in regulating your hormones when you’ve deviated from your normal diet.
RECOVERY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE WORK
Remember: This post is all about taking measures to rest and relax. But, recovery is just important as the work you do all week with workouts and meal prep. And taking the time to ensure your body FEELS better, will ultimately resulting in ensuring your body LOOKS better.
– Drive Online Team