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Tips For A Healthy & Enjoyable Bank Holiday

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  • Medically Reviewed By: Dr Farzad Entikabi MB BS MSc MRCS(Eng) MRCGP DFSRH
Tips for a healthy and enjoyable bank holiday

Get ready for a historic double bank holiday experience!

The first weekend of May and King Charles’ coronation are the perfect occasions to gather with friends, enjoy some delicious food, and make amazing memories. The city will be filled with street parties and festivities that we know you won’t want to miss!

 
But it’s important not only to have fun but also stay healthy so you don’t suffer from post-bank holiday blues, not to mention, hangovers.
 
We’ve got your back! Follow our top tips below on how to survive this unique double bank holiday period in style!
 

Keep Hydrated – Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water before, during and after your festivities.

Try to alternate alcoholic drinks with water and drink plenty of the good stuff (WATER!) before you go to bed.

The dehydration that comes with overindulging in alcohol will lead to a bad hangover!

tips for a healthy enjoyable bank holiday
Eat First –  Consuming food before and/or during alcohol consumption can help to slow down its absorption rate into bloodstreams and promote responsible drinking habits. 

Making sure that food is in your stomach when consuming alcohol could be the difference between having a pleasant and safe night or an unfortunate one.
Know Your Limits – We know it can be tempting to keep up with your friends, but that’s a dangerous game.

Step away from the drinks and switch to something non-alcoholic if you feel yourself going beyond what’s comfortable – this way not only will you have more fun in the moment you will also as avoid a nasty hangover in the morning!
tips for a healthy and enjoyable bank holiday
Take Care – Don’t forget about taking care of yourself and your friends.

Let your friends know that they can always take a breather if partying hard is starting to feel like too much.

Make sure everybody knows where you are so no one worries- and make arrangements ahead of time for getting home safe after all the fun!
Get Some Rest – To ensure you have enough energy to make the most out of your bank holiday, aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Taking care of yourself is essential in feeling strong and refreshed- treat your body well and enjoy every minute safely!
tips for a healthy and enjoyable bank holiday
Eat Healthy – Fuel your body with plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein.

Eating healthy will give your body the nutrients it needs to recover quickly from a wild weekend!

Exercise – Exercise is a great way to help your mind and body get back on track.

Even if it’s just a quick walk or jog around the block, it will help you to beat those bank holiday blues.

tips for a healthy and enjoyable bank holiday

And Finally, Have Fun – Celebrating should always be a part of life and being conscious of your health doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the fun. Go to that party, see your friends, enjoy yourself! Just remember our advice! Take care and drink responsibly! Have a wonderful bank holiday!

If you are worried about your relationship with alcohol, or would like help and support to change your drinking habits – visit Drinkaware.

Taking a small step today can create immense positive changes to your future; don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance – and don’t forget your doctor is always here to help.

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