Before you order that pitcher of beer or line up those shots, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you actually make it to work tomorrow (and can function on a relatively human level.) That’s right, it’s all fun and games until you wake up the next day dehydrated and cranky, wishing you had opted out of that last cerveza (or four.)
So, we spoke to nutrition and wellness experts to get six tips to help you prevent a nasty hangover from the get-go. The really good news: they all involve food and drinks (no, not that kind—yet!) Pre-game the smart way with these strategies. But if things get really out of hand, even these preparations won’t save you—so follow these steps to speed up your recovery the next day.