Why you should never workout on a hangover

Why you should never workout on a hangover

   While most weekends you lay in bed tired, tired, and contemplating your being after a wild LIT night out, there are some mornings (and even a few crazy people) where you think you can just perspiration off that hangover.The latter might sound like the smarter option – it’ll clear your head and help you burn off the 800 calories you downed in martinis, right?


But according to celebrity personal trainer and yoga teacher Shana Virtue, running off your previous night’s sins is actually the nastiest thing you can do.


“I never ever, ever, let anyone train with a hangover,” she says. “There’s a misconception that you can perspiration out a hangover, or that you undo a night out by exercise and perspiring really hard in the gym the next day.”And by “anyone”, that also includes her clients David Beckham and Gary Barlow, meaning if Beckham isn’t training the morning after, then we certainly don’t need to.The reason behind this is because after a night out, your body is in a state of serious thirst, and thus completely counters the benefits of working out.


“It’s the worst time to go and train, because your body needs hydration in order to a) be robust, and b) to utilize fat as an energy source.


“The other thing is that your chemical imbalance is really off, and you have a lot of toxins floating around in your system, so you’re actually putting yourself under more pressure. When your liver is working so hard to try and get rid of the alcohol, you don’t want to then say, ‘I’m going to go and do some hard-core HIIT to make it work even harder right now.’”



To let us off the hook even more, Virtue explains your body is also trying to fight off irritation and low blood sugar levels as a result of your naughty boozing’.


“You wouldn’t tell someone who was dealing with food poisoning to go and do a HIT class, to go and sweat out the food poisoning,” Virtue says. “It’s the same sort of thing. So when you’re hangover, avoid the gym.”


Why you should never workout on a hangover



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