5 Ways to Swerve a Hangover

by Harry Lindsey, Aug 14, 2017

We haven't included 'don't drink alcohol' because that's not what we're about.

Juggling a high-octane social life alongside the demands of academia, work and other draining capitalist super structures can leave you in quite the pickle. We've all leaned a little too far into our booze-enabling friendships before and had to pay the painful cost the next day.

Well in this helpful guide, we say you can hang out with those bad influences you call your uni friends, as long as you take these 100% medically viable precautions to ensure you're not left feeling like roadkill the next day.

Don't drink more than you know your body can cope with 

This is an obvious one, but every year thousands of students move out and away from the strict rules of their suburban family home and embark on a no-holds-barred booze binge, setting out on a voyage into a territory of unknown limits to alcohol consumption.

This is a recipe for disaster if you want to be able to function the next day, but it's also bad if you want to have friends at uni. No one wants to hang out with the mess who can't handle their drink, don't be that mess.

Don't drink on an empty stomach

Carb up guys, this is a marathon not a sprint. Eat something bread, pasta or rice-based, you really want that heavy stuff to absorb the alcohol in your stomach. That'll help you be merry for a good few hours, then tomorrow you'll be feeling fresh as a daisy, just a bit bloated at best.

Hydrate (with water, not more vodka)

"Don't hate, hydrate," that's a nice little mantra for you to take with you on your nights out. Whether it's a big pint of water at the end of the night or glasses of tap water you had to shout over the bar for throughout the evening, drinking some of that good ol' H2O will be a life saver when it comes to the morning after.

Stay away from dark liquids

Whisky, rum and red wine are firm no's, the lighter the drink the better. White wines, light largers or vodka are a much safer option in moderation than those dark, alluring liquors.

And, for when you inevitably ignore all of this sage advice and wake up feeling like a crusty sock: get a Berocca in you.

Or the Aldi equivalent, whatever, they work.

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