Fitness Hangovers Are Real. Here’s How to Deal with Them – menshealth.com
At best a hangover can leave us feeling a little rough, at worst they can leave us feeling like the cold chill of the bathroom floor is all we have left to live for, but whatever stage our hangover’s at, we all accept that it’s our own fault.
But what happens when your hangover isn’t caused by your decision to have a sixth, absolutely necessary, pint at Wednesday night’s work drinks but, instead, is caused by your fitness habit?
Well according to a recent study, the ‘fitness hangover‘ is a real thing, with more than one in four active Americans (29 per cent) having skipped work because their workout left them feeling worse for wear, and a further 55 per cent claiming to have suffered a fitness hangover that’s caused them to stay inside all day.
“If I over-exercise or workout when mentally I’m not feeling it, I find myself exhausted the next day. I often feel mentally drained as a result,” said junior doctor Aishah Muhammad, speaking to Metro.co.uk.
“For me, that hangover feeling can be a mix of tiredness and sometimes feeling nauseated.”
So what’s to be done? We can’t advise you to lay off the fitness in the same way we might advise you to lay off the beers, can we?
You’re best bet then is to make sure you’re paying proper care and attention to your rest and recovery. If you’re not sure how, take a look at some of our expert guides (below) on the subject because while getting in the foetal position and lying on your bathroom floor may work for an alcohol-induced hangover, it won’t cut it when it comes to the fitness variety.
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