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Don't let your celebrating ruin New Years Day
It's been quite a year if you follow celebrity deaths, and 2017 promises to be even more "interesting" as the Trump administration takes power.
It's always best to practice moderation when marking the end of one year and beginning of a new one with celebration and/or dread, but if you've succumbed to temptation, there are some steps you can take to make New Year's Day a little more tolerable.
Alcohol suppresses the body's production of vasopressin, a hormone that keeps us from urinating too much. Without it, we can quickly become dehydrated.
That depletes the body of electrolytes, but instead of drinking a sugary sports drink to replace them, try some of the new electrolyte-enriched waters such as Smart and TEN. You might even alternate the bottled product with alcoholic beverages at your New Years party.
Besides electrolytes, your body neets potassium to function correctly at the cellular and electrical level without that hungover, sluggish feeling.
Bananas are a good choice for potassium, and aren't likely to further upset your stomach. Cantaloupes actually contain more potassium, however.
Avocados are even better, so save some to spread on your dry toast for breakfast after the big night of partying.
Put on your compression tights to promote circulation and get your legs above your heart by placing them straight up a wall. Sit and hang your head and arms below your knees to let freshly oxygenated blood reach your brain.
Better yet, leave the heavy-duty celebrating to others, get to bed early and face the new year refresh and rested.