Whether you're a football follower, a halftime fan, or neither, it's pretty much impossible to avoid hearing something about the Super Bowl.
Canada doesn't seem to be as impacted by the day after the Super Bowl (it's the most common 'sick day' in the U.S.), but in general I suspect that if you watched or participated in the game in any way you are probably feeling a little bit off today because you:
- stayed up late
- ate too much/many pizza, wings, nachos, etc.
- are working hard to break down alcohol and fat
- did too much sitting yesterday
- expended serious energy cheering or stressing
In order to overcome these challenges and get back on track as soon as possible, I recommend:
1. Going to bed early tonight
2. Eating lots and lots of vegetables today, even if that's the only thing you eat today
3. Flushing with plenty of water
4. Avoiding going for an extra coffee or tea and instead try a greens drink:
- Blend 1 cup spinach with 1 cup pineapple or mango with 1 cup water
- or do a greens powder mixed in juice or water
- or have a large spinach or kale salad
5. Going for a walk at lunch or after work today (it's actually daylight at 5pm now!)
6. Bolstering your liver function with B complex vitamins, Milk thistle, and NAC.
A couple of things I noticed (or didn't) last night...
- there were a ton of ads for drinks with EXTRA caffeine
- this tells me that people are tired and looking for extra energy (there are much better ways to do this than caffeine)
- for tips on beating the 2pm energy crash click here
- for other solutions like assessing your nutrient status (e.g. iron, B12), adrenal health, ask me specifically
- funny enough, a huge majority of people that tell me that they are tired, are also staying up late... try going to bed by 10-11pm and see how you feel (try these Sleep Secrets)
- you can be athletic at any age (J. Lo.!!)
- an ad about the benefits of CBD on reducing childhood seizures was removed (I only heard about this after the fact, and I'm not sure whether this ad was originally slated for Canada anyways... but it's something to note because the research is out there)
- people coming together for a common interest is powerful
- which got me thinking.... what else can we achieve?
These tips are great for any post party recovery, not just today.
Have a wonderful Monday!