January 1st, 2013
We at Mortgage California want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Years and thank you for being a part of our “family.”
Did you stay up until midnight?
Did you get up bright and early this morning and run a 5k? Or did you roll out of bed thinking that the birds chirping were a wee bit too loud?
If your mouth feels like a fur coat, and your head has a brass band inside (and we won’t mention your stomach), the fastest hangover cure is going to replenish your fluids (you’re dehydrated!), balance your brain chemicals, and get the poison out of your system as quickly as possible. Believe it or not, sports drinks don’t really help as your body doesn’t lose as many electrolytes as you’d think. It’s a wee bit too late to tell you to drink a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage, and a large glass of water before you go to bed (remember that for next year).
A cup of coffee may help ease the headache (caffeine is good for that) but, it’s going to be rough on your stomach.
Hair of the dog that bit you? It will make your headache worse. (and no, don’t go for Irish coffee thinking that’s the best of all worlds). And don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) as it’s been shown to cause damage to the liver when mixed with alcohol. Stick with good old aspirin or ibuprofen.
Ok, so what does work? Toast or saltine crackers add in important glucose and carbon which will help your head and your stomach. Going for a walk or other exercise will boost your endorphins helping you feel better, and it will burn off the rest of the alcohol.
And from an article in The Atlantic Wire, what you need are eggs, sugar, salt, bananas and water.
And what would a holiday be without some quick trivia?
So, thank you again for being part of our family. And Happy New Year!