A recent survey conducted for the Department of Health has revealed that people are unaware that while exercising might be good for hangovers and might make them go away faster, it is no cure for the damage which the body endures when one indulges in heavy drinking on a regular basis. As per the survey, nearly 1 in every 5 people interviewed in England admitted to exercising with the belief that it will "make up" for a heavy drinking bout.
The survey also discovered that about 1 in 5 drink much more than the NHS recommendation, which is 2 small glasses of wine for women and one for men. People, it seems, are living under the misconception that by "sweating out" a hangover and exercising strenuously can help the body overcome the ill-effects of heavy drinking.
The survey was carried out for the DoH by YouGov and interviewed 2,421 adults. Data collected revealed that about 60% of drinkers around England exercised regularly, believing that this would undo, or at least limit, the effects of drinking.
The Government is now pushing its "Know Your Limits" campaign even more aggressively, which aims at letting people know that while exercising can make one feel better, it is not, in the least, a cure for the damage done to the body via heavy drinking.