How to ease the effects of Easter indulgence

How to ease the effects of Easter indulgence

Don't let the impending Easter indulgence ruin your time with family and friends. Here is how you can manage the good times this holiday weekend.

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The Easter holidays are a time for relaxation, spending time with family and friends, and escaping from the hustle and bustle of life.

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While we all look forward to having a break from the day-to-day of life, the reality is that sometimes we can go overboard with the fun, meaning we overindulge in some of our favourite things.

So, what can you do to ensure that the overindulgence doesn't completely ruin your long weekend?

Below are a few options to consider to ensure you can go about your Easter weekend without being struck down by the indulgence of it all...

The dreaded gout

Gout is no laughing matter and it's the last thing you want to have strike while enjoying your Easter weekend.

According to Mayo Clinic, 'Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterised by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in one or more joints, most often in the big toe.

'Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood. Your body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines.'

So how does one get gout?

Well, excessive consumption of red meat, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, mussels, scallops, trout, tuna, beer, and fructose-sweetened drinks can all elevate the levels of uric acid in the body, which can lead to gout.

If you are prone to gout, it is advisable to treat the elevated levels of uric acid in your system with a supplement, which you can purchase HERE.

Don't let gout ruin your Easter celebrations. Be proactive.

One too many drinks

That one extra beer or glass of wine may just put you on the path to a hangover this Easter weekend.

While there is nothing wrong with enjoying yourself if alcohol is your thing, what can prove problematic is the next day having to deal with the dreaded 'babalas'.

To save your weekend from taking a turn for the worse, why not have this Babalas Rescue on hand should things get a little wilder than you had first expected on the drinking front?

NB: Please always drink responsibly and never drink and drive.

Too much sun

The Easter weekend is often considered to be the last proper weekend of the summer heat before winter starts to grip us.

That means that fun in the sun is the order of the day for many over the holiday weekend.

But with that fun in the sun comes the dreaded sun burn and the sleepless night of tossing, turning, and burning.

To ensure you prevent the sun from leaving its mark on your skin, we suggest investing in a good quality sunscreen, which you can find HERE.

Yes, we know that you are human, so mistakes do happen. If you forget the sunscreen, you can always use an after sun product to soothe the day's mistakes. You can get that HERE.

That burning feeling

Nobody has time for heartburn when having fun!

Heartburn attacks when stomach acid moves up into the oesophagus - the tube that food travels down from your mouth to your stomach.

Spicy foods, onions, citrus, tomato sauce, fried foods, peppermint, chocolate, alcohol, fizzy drinks, coffee, and large amounts of food in one sitting can all lead to the dreaded heartburn.

If you are one to suffer from heartburn or are worried that this long weekend may bring about a bout of heartburn, then we suggest you choose one of these products HERE to help you should you overindulge.

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Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor or pharmacist on any health-related issues.

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