If you are planning on attending a stag do sometime soon, you need to start planning on how you are going to survive it. Whether it is a complete madhouse affair that would serve as the next sequel to “The Hangover” or a more laidback affair, bachelor parties can easily negatively impact your health if you are not careful. To make sure you are still in good shape for the wedding, use the following guide to stay healthy during a stag do.
1. The Key Is Moderation
Alcohol consumption is almost always part and parcel of a stag do, but that doesn’t mean you have to wake up the next morning with a massive hangover. Make sure to pace yourself during the festivities. Don’t overdo it if you want to avoid waking up with a jackhammer going off in your head the following day. Don’t pound drink after drink. You need to take breaks if you want to avoid the hangover blues.
2. Water Is Your Best Friend
There may not be a magic cure for a hangover, but there is a magic prevention tool for a hangover. If you want to enjoy a stag do or any other occasion without ravaging your body too severely, commit to drinking a glass of water between every alcoholic drink. If you follow this simple tip, you will be amazed at how much better you feel the next day after a night of debauchery.
Drinking all that water keeps you hydrated and dehydration is one of the primary causes of hangovers. In addition, drinking a glass of water between each drink slows down your rate of alcohol consumption. This two-pronged effect of this simple rule ensures that you will always wake up the next day feeling okay.
3. Eat, Drink and Be Merry During the Stag Do
One of the worst things you can do at a bachelor party is to drink on an empty stomach. Anytime you are drinking, you need to be eating plenty of food to soak up all that alcohol. Eating when you drink slows the rate of alcohol absorption in your body, which means you don’t get as drunk. It also means you will wake up the next day with a much better chance of a clear head.
It is especially important to eat before you start drinking. If you are planning the stag do, make sure you include frequent meals as part of the itinerary. Also, make sure that your meal comes before you start hitting the bars.
4. One Drink Per Hour
When you are pacing yourself during the bachelor party, keep in mind that your body cannot process more than a drink per hour. When you drink at a rate faster than this, you risk becoming intoxicated and waking up with a hangover the next day. Do whatever you need to do in order to limit your alcohol consumption to a drink per hour. Fortunately, there’s an app for that.
5. It Doesn’t Have to Be Utter Debauchery
Just because it is a stag do, it doesn’t mean that you have to drink like your life depends on it. If you are planning the party, make sure to include plenty of fun activities that don’t involve drinking.
Head to the beach to take part in water sports like surfing and swimming. Play paintball. Eat a seven-course meal at a gourmet restaurant.
A good stag do includes plenty of fun activities like these that do not require alcohol consumption to enjoy. If you are not the one doing the planning, make sure to recommend to the person who is doing the planning that they include activities like these that can be enjoyed without alcohol.
A stag do is a lot of fun, but make sure the fun doesn’t leave you a wreck the next day. The keys to enjoying a bachelor bash without feeling hungover the next day are to pace yourself and drink plenty of water. Also, remember to get a good night’s sleep after the festivities. A full eight hours will cover a multitude of sins. If you are smart, you can have a blast at the stag do and stay healthy.