'Tis the season!
Festivities as far as the high street can see, the mulled wine is flowing and your office Christmas party is just a couple of weeksn away.
We don't want a repeat of last year's party when 'you know who' did 'you know what' with their colleague in 'you know which' department. We certainly don't want the headache that comes the morning after the night before either, you would hate to miss your 6:45 Cardio HIIT Tennis session at Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre!
In this blog, our elves give their advice as to how you can avoid a headache the morning after your Christmas party.
Avoid a headache
This one might seem a little obvious but prevention really is the best cure!
We aren't saying don't enjoy yourselves, a happy social life and connection with others is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle afterall, but we do recommend you understand your limits and drink responsibly.
Our elves say that if you want to stay on the nice list (and not be the talk of the office on Monday morning) you should:
- Know your limits: Only drink what your body can cope with. If you're not sure how much that is, be careful.
- Line your stomach: Avoid drinking on an empty stomach. Make sure to consume a delicious meal including both carbohydrates and fats to help slow down your body's absorption of alcohol. We recoomend mince pies or a pigs in blankets sandwich!
- Pace yourself: Aim to drink water or a non-fizzy soft drink in between each alcoholic drink. Fizzy drinks can speed up the absorption of alcohol into your body.
Christmas headache cures
We are sure many of you on the naughty list skipped the last section and came straight here. We aren't angy, we are just disappointed. Here are our top tips to help cure your headache and to save you from a day on the sofa watching Selling Sunset in your Christmas PJs.
- Rehydrate: Priority number 1 is rehydration to help handle the painful symptoms that come with a headache. We recommend starting the recovery process early by drinking a couple of glasses of water before you go to bed after the Christmas party. Stick to liquids that are easy on the tummy such as water, soda water or isotonic sports drinks.
- Painkillers: If you rock around the Christmas tree a little too hard the NHS recommend painkillers to help with headaches and muscle cramps. For more information click here.
- Sugary foods: If you've rocked around the Christmas tree a little too hard and feel a little trembly then sugary foods are a must. We recommend opting for a banana. Eating a banana will help to replenish the body's potassium levels after a night of heavy drinking
Here are a few bonus shouts from the elves at LED's Woodbury Grotto following the LED Team's Awards Evening which didn't quite make the cut:
- George the
- Emily the support elf: Can of white monster
- Chelsea the Christmas Cracker: a bottle of orange Lucozade the next morning
- Kate maids a-milking: 1 * raw egg yolk
- 12 Lotties a-leaping: a bottle of ribena the next morning
- Ed the finance elf: a herbal solution you cannot get in the UK...
- Gellenders ringing out for Christmas day: Go for a run
- Dreaming of a White Christmas: a bottle of ribena the night before
- Not dreaming of a Brown Christmas: Toast and glass of water the night before bed