Maybe it’s the colour, but I’m not sure why I simply feel tired and sluggish after playing Holi. Can you also relate to me? Maybe most of you can. Well, Holi is one of the most awaited festivals in India and the best thing about the festival is that you can escape anything by saying “Bura na mano Holi hai”. And so you enjoy this festival with all your heart. From songs, dance to food and colours, everything is fair when it comes to Holi. But when the celebration ends, we all feel tired and sleepy. So what can you do to get rid of post-Holi fatigue?
Well, to find out the solution to post Holi fatigue, HealthShots got in touch with Dr Vikrant Shah, consulting physician, Intensivist, and Infectious Disease specialist, Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai.
Dr Shah said, “There are many people who tend to have substances like bhang or alcohol during Holi, and end up feeling dizzy and tired the next day. Not only this, but one will also feel tired, nauseated, and get a headache. So, one will have a hangover the next day.”
The excess food and even prolonged exposure to sun can play a role.
Those who tend to have a hangover, need to drink lemon water that can help in rehydration or even buttermilk (chaas) that can be soothing for the stomach. Bhang, thandai or alcohol will dehydrate you, and you may have an upset stomach so avoid them.
Try to hydrate yourself by drinking enough water that will flush out the toxins from the system. Avoid coffee because having a coffee can be a bad idea as you can have a sick stomach. This is so because the coffee will dehydrate the body.
An empty stomach the next day after a hangover can make you feel nauseated. So, eat a healthy breakfast rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boost the energy levels.
Eat a lot of fruits like watermelon, banana, apple or oranges and vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and beetroot the next day as they are high in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants therefore will counter intoxication and improve the immune system alongside keeping you energetic as well.
Take a warm shower to rejuvenate yourself the next day after the hangover. In fact, taking it before going to bed can improve your sleep.
To get rid of the lethargy and tiredness post Holi, consume foods like legumes, seeds, nuts, yoghurt, dates, or oats. Because these foods are high in protein, fibre copper, iron, vitamins and all the other energy production nutrients they will help you beat lethargy and improve your overall health. Ql
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Due to the constant fun during the festival, the energy level of the body drops. To get back on track you need a dose of energy and that you can get through a good night’s sleep. A low energy level is also a sign of lack of sleep. So sleep well, and give your body and mind rest.
To boost your energy levels post Holi, have a good workout routine. Working out will help you feel more energetic and is great to reduce fatigue. Do some stretching and strengthening exercises or a low impact workout such as yoga, tai chi and pilates to get rid of the fatigue fast.
So ladies, follow these tips and say bye bye to post festival fatigue!