How to Work Out in the Morning After a Night of Drinking

Got a morning exercise routine down pat? Unless you’re a teetotal, you’ve probably worked out while hungover at least once before. And while you may or may not be hit by feelings of ragratz after, the process can overall still be a pain in the a**.

Being obsessed with #fitgoals, however, happens to the best of us. In fact, while exercise wouldn’t cure your hangover, a light sweat sesh after a night of boozing can help release endorphins and eliminate toxins, which will leave you feeling better. Here’s what you need to know about hitting the gym at dawn after a boozy night.

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Don’t overdo it

If today isn’t like any other day, there’s no pushing it, and the last thing you want is to feel like death. Alcohol relaxes our nervous system and messes with our coordination, focus and balance, so go easy on the cardio and hop on the treadmill, take a brisk walk or do some yoga instead.

Hydrate over and over

We know you know this, but you probably still don’t do it as much as you should. Because alcohol consumption really works the kidneys, our body’s water goes to them to help metabolise the alcohol better. Go big on the water parade and chug some coconut water or sports drinks to replenish electrolytes.

Eat something healthy

We’d want the Big Breakfast too, but it’ll be more beneficial to have a bowl of oats topped with some fruits. A fibre-rich, easily-digestible meal is the fuel you’ll need to stay full and keep going.


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