After celebrating certain holidays for so many years, some of us forget the true meaning of the holiday and why we take time off to recognize it! The original purpose/meaning for Labor Day was a means of unifying union workers and a reduction in work time in the late 1800's. However, the weekend has become about barbecues, family, friends & marking the end of summer!

If you're anything like me, this weekend means camping, drinking, and a signal that winter will soon be approaching. While we may have forgotten the meaning of Labor Day, many of us still party hard during the weekend.


Here's a few ways you can recoup from your king weekend of partying!

  1. Drink less during the week or cut out alcohol completely
    Drink water lots of water, about two-8 oz. glasses of water four times a day to keep well hydrated! Your body could probably use the break from alcohol (or just a time-out!!)
  2. Eat fiber
    If your weekend was full of heavy sauces and desserts (like most of these weekends are) cut out all processed food and fast food! Eat high-fiber carbs like oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and quinoa. Also, choose plain grilled chicken or fish and try eating your veggies steamed or roasted.
  3. Exercise
    Don’t think: “Well, I was already so bad. Might as well take the rest of the week off.” Think of this as a new start and get back to your workout routine!

I know the few days after a long weekend can be tough, but just follow these steps and you should be good in no time!

[ via TODAY ]

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