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How To Recover From The Big Game

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It’s not uncommon to overdo it while watching the BIG GAME. It’s an exciting time! Football. Hilarious commercials. A mini concert! What’s not to celebrate?? But then come Monday, you DON’T wanna be hungover at work, so how do we solve that problem? EASY!

1.  Get rid of leftovers.  If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, send any leftovers home with your guests or take them to work the next day.  That way one day of fun doesn’t turn into two or three more days of gorging.

2.  Don’t skip breakfast.  Go for something hearty and healthy on Monday morning, like eggs, which have vitamin D and are a good source of protein . . . a carbohydrate like whole grain bread . . . and a healthy fat like avocado.  A veggie omelet works too.

3.  Coffee or juice?  First, drink water.  Lots of it.  Hydration is important here.  And avoid citrus juices like orange juice, because the acid could irritate your stomach.  Coffee without too much cream and sugar is okay, but it CAN cause heartburn.

4.  Have a light lunch.  Something like a vegetable soup for lunch will help your digestive system recover from all that Buffalo sauce.  And the fluid and sodium can help fight fatigue caused by dehydration.

5.  Try to get some fruits and veggies in.  Vegetables from the cruciferous family, like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, can help you detox.  And antioxidants found in strawberries may help repair damage from alcoholic drinks.


But, should the day after the Big Game be a holiday??? Here’s what some people think….

1.  67% of Americans plan to watch the Big Game this year.  So about a third of us won’t be watching.

2.  More people are rooting for the Rams than the Patriots.  42% want L.A. to win . . . 29% want New England to win . . . and the other 29% don’t really care.

3.  34% of us have fallen ASLEEP while watching the Big Game before.  It’s not clear how many of those people PASSED OUT from too much drinking.

4.  Most people agree the game itself is more important than the commercials.  But it depends on whether you’re a big football fan or not.  66% of avid NFL fans say the game is more important.  For everyone else, it’s about 50/50.

5.  Only 32% of us are looking forward to this year’s halftime show with Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi.  37% of people said they’re NOT looking forward to it.  The remaining 31% are lukewarm about it.

6.  The average ticket to the Big Game bought through a reseller like StubHub would cost you $7,166 this year.  That’s actually down about $100 from last year.

7.  People will wager an estimated $158 MILLION on the Big Game this year, which would be a new record. (Which must not include all the shady online casino bets.)

8.  69% of self-described NFL “Super Fans” wear something lucky on game day . . . including 1 in 5 who wear lucky underwear.  (???)

9.  1 in 8 “Super Fans” would divorce their SPOUSE if it would get their team a Big Game title.



via USA Today /SleepZoo / YouGov / YouGov / WalletHub / PR Newswire


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