Everyone wants to party hard during music festivals but all that partying can really take a toll on your body. Days of sleep deprivation coupled with hours of dancing, climate changes, and consuming party favors can catch up if you don’t take a few minutes to take care of yourself. Here are some easy ways to do this.
The first easy step is remembering your vitamins. For the few days leading up to the show, you should try and get some sleep and eat as healthy as you can. This will give you a jump start because you will most likely get neither of these during the festival. You should also bring some vitamins with you to the show. Whether it’s in the form of smoothies or healthy food, or actual vitamin supplements. I prefer gummy vitamins because they are like candy and easier on your stomach. Emergen-C and airborne are also amazing for keeping you going throughout the weekend. I like to take at least two Emergen-C packs a day because they really keep your immune system up and they are easy to take really fast so you can get back to the fun.
Packing foods that are nutritious as well as quick and easy to eat are helpful. Things like bananas and apples, granola bars and soup can be made and consumed with ease so you can load up on nutrition without too much effort. You should try to fit them in whenever you can, like for your morning buzz. If you want to avoid the hangover and rough feeling of a night well spent, replace your morning beer or coke with some mimosas, bloody marys or vodka smoothies made with juices high in nutrients and vitamins. This way you are not taking away from your party time but doing a little something to treat the body that you are putting through the wringer all weekend.
Another thing that can make a big difference is remembering to drink lots of water. It can get hard to remember but try to carry a water bottle, vitamin water, or camel pack with you every time you head off the campsite to a show. It can be the difference in feeling like hell half the weekend and being able to handle anything the festival throws at you.