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How I Party Like A Pro and Still Maintain Good Health

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Balancing a vibrant social life with health and wellness can be challenging in today’s fast-paced world, but it’s not impossible. Recently I was on a boat trip in Barcelona, and it got me thinking about how I maintain my health standards. Here are a few tips I follow to stay in shape while still having a great time. 

Choosing the Right Drink

Take a tip from Jess Moloney, a senior press officer at Premier Model Management, who shared with Cosmopolitan her secret about sticking to a drink that suits her body. For Jess, it’s champagne, as it prevents hangovers that could disrupt her morning run. 

Understanding your body’s reaction to different alcoholic beverages is crucial. It’s not about being a snob; it’s about knowing what works for you.

Planning Ahead

Heed the advice from Better Health to plan your partying. Decide in advance which events to drink at and set a drink limit. This approach can help you avoid the trap of daily drinking. Driving to events gives you a solid excuse to avoid alcohol when you choose to.

Eating Right

A balanced diet is your secret weapon. Ensure you have a meal rich in nutrients before heading out. This practice not only slows down alcohol absorption but also keeps your energy levels up. An organic veg box, like the one Jess subscribes to, ensures a steady supply of healthy food options.

Investing in Self-Care

Regular visits to a sports therapist for massages and alignments can keep you in top shape. It’s an investment in your well-being. The money saved from not indulging in alcohol too frequently more than covers this expense.

Surrounding Yourself with Supportive People

Your social circle should understand and respect your health priorities. They shouldn’t pressure you into unhealthy choices and should be there to suggest a slowdown when needed. This support system is crucial for maintaining a healthy balance.

Finding Personal Energy Sources

Running, yoga, or any other form of exercise that energises you is key. Find what fuels you for the night and keeps you alert.

Prioritising Health Over Partying

When it comes to choosing between a night out and your morning fitness routine, the latter should always win. Your fitness and health are paramount. This mindset can be a game-changer in maintaining your health while enjoying the social scene.

Safe Drinking Practices

Follow Healthdirect’s Top 7 Tips for Safe Drinking, which emphasises the importance of understanding alcohol’s effects and sticking to recommended limits. Alternating alcoholic drinks with water or non-alcoholic beverages can help keep your alcohol intake in check.

Avoiding Risky Behaviors

Avoid drinking games and shots. These activities often lead to excessive drinking, which you should steer clear of. Also, avoid mixing alcohol with energy drinks, as this combination can lead to increased risk-taking.

Saying No When Necessary

There are times when the best option is to not drink at all. Whether it’s due to health reasons, medication interactions, or simply not feeling like it, it’s okay to say no.

In Conclusion

Partying like a pro while maintaining good health is all about making informed choices. It’s a blend of self-awareness, planning, and surrounding yourself with the right environment. Stay safe, have fun, and keep your health a priority!