Happy Labor Day! Well, technically it’s on Sept. 6 this year, but it’s never too early to get ready to celebrate our day off. Do you know why we get a day off work? Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
It’s a day you should enjoy, so here are our tips to help make it great.
Don’t Drink and Drive (Obviously)
Labor Day is a time to unwind and if you choose to have a drink or too, we don’t blame you! We’ll be right there with you. However, just make sure you have plans to get home safety. We know that you know this, but never drink and drive!
According to the National Safety Council, 375 Americans were killed on Labor Day in 2019 — so just be careful out there!
Don’t Boat and Drive Either!
If you’re travelling to a lake and intend to rent a boat, make sure you have a DD on hand too. Drinking and driving a boat is just as dangerous as driving drunk. It’s illegal to operate a boat while intoxicated and you can get arrested for doing it. Yes, there are sheriffs on the water too!
And, as always, wear a lifejacket when you’re aboard a boat or water vessel. Safety first!
Labor Day weekend should be enjoyed to its fullest, but that can sometimes lead to overindulgence and a headache the following work day. Protect your body beforehand, during, and after, to avoid hangovers.
Firstly, alcohol is a diuretic. It makes you lose water faster by making you need to use the bathroom, vomit, sweat, etc. Secondly, it affects your quality of sleep and thirdly, it causes inflammation. All of these are a combination for a bad day if you’re not prepared.
Staying hydrated and drinking water or sport drinks with electrolytes in-between alcoholic drinks can help stave off dehydration and ease hangover symptoms. It’s a win-win!
If you want to enjoy Labor Day, then it’s crucial to enjoy the day after it too. Glutathione can help reduce the inflammation caused by alcohol, thus making hangovers (if you do drink too much) much easier to deal with.
Did you know that inflammation is a major cause of a hangover? Your liver breaks down alcohol to produce toxic by-products such as acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde breaks down to form free radicals that react with your cells causing inflammation. These cause the inflammation that makes your body ache, from head to toe.
The good news is that every cell in your body is capable of producing glutathione, however the main production of it happens in your liver. So you should already have some in your body to help you fight off your hangover, but a little extra could help you feel better, faster.
The problem with glutathione is not always as effective at treating inflammation when you eat it or take a supplement. That’s where we come in. At IV Revival, we use IVs to deliver glutathione directly into your bloodstream. This allows it to attack the free radicals nearly immediately and provide hangover relief within minutes. Book an appointment today and our nurses will come to you! You don’t even need to leave your home.
Heartburn from the Grilled Goodness?
Labor Day is the perfect time for grilling. It’s also a common day for heartburn. So, if you’re prone to heartburn, try these tips!
You should avoid:
Consuming caffeinated drinks
Lying down after meals
Using tobacco products
B vitamins may help stop acid reflux symptoms! You can get B12 and other B vitamins in many places. Not everyone can eat food containing B12 (poultry, seafood, and nuts), so an IV is an ideal solution to help you get the nutrients your body needs. It also makes you feel great for days after.
Feel Better With Vitamin C and Zinc
Finally, if you’re feeling a little under the weather a few days before Labor Day, try taking vitamin C and zinc to shorten the duration of the illness.
Vitamin C and zinc can shorten cold and flu symptoms. Harvard Medical School reported that taking at least 200 milligrams of vitamin C per day reduced the duration of a cold by 24 hours in adults and children.
You can get all of this at IV Revival! Our registered nurses will come to you to administer the IV, meaning you can focus on planning the perfect Labor Day while they work. Give us a call today or visit us online to book an appointment!